Wednesday, 12 December 2012


Phew! I've been trying to post for ages (read: weeks) but kept getting annoying messages about having reached my photo storage limit. It seems to have resolved itself now as this post seems to be out there...

Anyway, I've been taking note of a few promising things that have been getting me through these grey days. Although, today is not one of them - I woke up to the most amazing hoar frost, as did many others judging by the excitement and wonderful photos popping up all over the place.

So, to the point in hand: 

  • the promise of spring, in spite of winter having only just set in - my paperwhites, adorned with red cornus stems from the front garden.

  • basil seedlings, slowly germinating on the kitchen windowsill, to liven up our pasta and paninis.

  • tooth-like crocus bulbs pushing through the soil and gravel on the garden table

  • a greenhouse full of autumn sown sweet peas and other seedlings, in anticipation of my exciting new cutting garden next year. (HG meaning from the seed man himself, Mr Higgledy Garden)

  • hellebores in my pots and dotted through my front garden with big fat buds ready to open in the coldest season. Will I dare to cut them?

  • a skein of sumptuously soft yarn that promises to warm my neck up sometime soon. Very soon, I hope.


  1. The promise of so much. You prompted me to have a look see here. I spotted buds on the camellia and what I suspect may be weeds in a pot.

  2. The fields outside our window are still completely white. Freezing fog is quite magical! But loving all the green shoots in your photos too. I so adore hellebores. K x

  3. Loving all these signs of new life ... the year is literally on the turn isn't it ... the light will come back!

    The image thing was reported as a known issue by Blogger so hopefully they have sorted it out now. My post from December 10th has info on how to avoid the problem in future :)

  4. gosh signs of life already, doesn't feel like that up here yet. That wool is gorgeous, have you started yet?

  5. Oh Tracy, I do love that hellebore photo - really beautiful and the shots of your seedlings are such a nice reminder that nature plans ahead so well. Love that misti alpacas yarn too!

  6. Great photos! I realise that once again I have failed to autumn sow my sweet peas. Ah well, we will have to play catch up again!

  7. Oh, there are nothing like flowers, bulbs and seedlings to brighten up these dark days! I recently knitted a blanket in exactly that yarn. It is wonderful stuff- beautifully variegated and soooo soft. My youngest has adopted it as his to cuddle! Thank you for coming by to visit the blog and for your lovely comment. Laura x


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