Signs of Spring … touched by Winter
Although the official start of Spring is still a month away, it’s lovely to see signs that the countryside is waking up even now. The warm, wet winter and the lack of any severe frosts and extremely cold days (at least in Hampshire) has seen daffodils in flower before Christmas, blossom revealing itself early and […]Continue Reading »
Wild Winter Wreaths …
Christmas Wreaths are an annual labour of love for all florists. Each year, from the start of November onwards, Social Media is rife with florist chat about ‘this year’s trends’, the amazing smell of spruce … that soon becomes blue spruce overload, resin-stained fingers and the best gloves/hand-creams to use! However, there is magic in the […]Continue Reading »
A Little Chaos … but beauty too!
The garden is waking up with energy and vigour! This time of year is always special with the fresh green foliage that emerges in abundance. Later on in the summer, the green colours are less differentiated and take on a more homogenous background blur; but at this time of year, they truly zing with freshness! Below […]Continue Reading »
50 Shades of Green …
Another Journal entry and another film title – or almost! To offer an alternative (as many people seemed to have done!) to the much-debated launch of the film, I thought I’d get up close and personal with the colour green! In the UK, we’re lucky enough to have a seasonal climate with all the wonderful […]Continue Reading »