My goodness it's cold tonight and I'm tucked up nice and warm with the wood burner glowing and a few candles alight and a couple of the dogs by my side on the sofa! It's been trying to snow today and definitely not a day for being out of doors so it was a quick muck-out for the horses and feeding of chickens and back into the warm. I love snow and the silence it brings and was hopeful of a quite a lot but as normal we had just a few flurries. I think further up country the snow has been laying.
Christmas has come and gone and all that planning and anticipation with it! I have to say that this year was not one of the most enjoyable and for many different reasons so I am looking forward to the coming year with a view to changing a few things. It won't be major stuff just a few things to make me feel comfortable and more in control about certain situations in my life! Perhaps it's just the time of year as I usually feel a bit flat just after Christmas...well we will see! Roll on Easter I say, it's my most favourite celebration as well as all the anticipation of Spring and Summer. I been checking out a few of my favourite flower websites to get me in the mood and David Austin Roses is one of them.
This picture is taken from the David Austin catalogue. Isn't she beautiful? She is called St.Cecilia and I first saw her at the Country Living show in November. I thought she was peony at first as her petals were so tightly compacted but after chatting with the helpful lady on the stand, I realised that she was in fact a rose. I think it is a must for one of my borders this coming summer.
Sarah Raven's Perch Farm is also quite close-by to where I live and I have been taking note of the opening days for her garden and I see also that there is a food market on these days. These dates are going into the diary! This is one of my resolutions, to write everything in the diary! So often I see something I want to do and then promptly forget about it! Hopefully this will rectify matters! There are lots of unusual seeds and flowers on her website so well worth a look if you favour the slightly more unusual in the garden! I quite like the look of her selection of seed potatoes although I still think I will grow my organic Colleen!
This is a picture of my garden last winter and a reminder of the snow that we had!
I guess there's still time!