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Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Sunshine and snowdrops

After the interminable gloom and grey of last month, today's brightness is so very welcome.





Although it has been unseasonably mild so far this winter, with perhaps only 2 or 3 frosty nights, I was surprised to find a snowdrop in flower this morning.  Poor little things have been in pots for months, waiting to go in the new beds we are making.



And continue to be surprised that we have had anemone in flower every day since mid-November.







14 comments:

  1. We have our first snowdrop out down here in the south east, and summer plants in bloom, it's crazy. Glad you had good news on your eye, very scary times. Happy New Year.

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    1. Hi Marlene, glad you also have snowdrops, but you're 300+ miles further south than me. This morning I found hellebore about to flower and primroses which have clearly been out for a few days. thanks for the good wishes about my eye, you are right, it has been a worrying time.

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  2. It's been mild here over Christmas and New Year and I awake this morning and it's freezing.
    Lovely to see the snowdrop and the anemone is beautiful.

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    1. Freezing here too this morning Eileen, it was lovely but has clouded over now.

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  3. Your day looked lovely & we are having the weirdest weather here too. Only the odd warm day in Spring & very little rain, then the beginning summer was very grey & again with an odd hot day. Wham, suddenly it hit with a vengeance with days over 30 (one at 39.6) & this Friday is going to be 41/42.............. I've just read your backlog & left a couple of comments. I must get some emails done & a post with some finishes too. Thanks for the updates, take care & huggles.

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    1. Hi Susan, thanks for wading through the backlog. I sort of "ran out of words" last month but wanted to record what we did so made sure to take a photo or two each day. take care, xx

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  4. It's good to see you back Jayne and I'm relieved to read the positive news about your eye. I hope you enjoyed a lovely Christmas.
    It was a beautiful and bright start to the New Year. So much so, that I thought your first photograph was upside down. X

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    1. Thanks Jules, hope you had a much warmer Christmas than last year - we did, phew!

      I know I was being silly with that picture, looked like it worked :-)

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  5. I've just seen a snowdrop in flower on another blog too, the first sign of spring, it can't come quickly enough for me.

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    1. I agree Jo, but suspect we've got a few weeks of winter to get through before Spring really arrives.

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  6. You're back - hooray! Happy New Year Jayne. :-)

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    1. Thanks m'dear, happy New Year to you and yours too :-)

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  7. You would laugh if you'd seen me a minute ago Jayne - having just read Jules's comment about the first photo looking like it's upside down I stood at the side of my desk and turned my head up the other way to view the monitor and I agree, the photo does look upside down :) lol

    The weather was the same here yesterday and too good to miss so I went for a photography walk round one of our local parks, though this morning was very cold, frosty and dull. I love the anemones and hope the snowdrops survive and it's not too early for them.

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    1. That would have made me laugh, and I am going to do a silly post in a minute just for you!

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