Friday, 4 January 2013

Happy New Year

A little late, I know. I hope your Christmas has been lovely, that your New Year dawned well and that the coming days are full of good things that bring delight to store against the dark days - because life would not be true and real without them.

And here, for new year cheer, a couple of little bits of beauty from my garden yesterday
A fairy kiss frozen in time
I found this delightful little upside down cup on the branch of an elder I was pruning. Don't you just love its waxy delicacy and the wonderful green in the wood itself?
I wish I could share the beautiful scent from this witch hazel with you, you'll just have to close your eyes and imagine. We planted it in the Autumn, so this is the first time I've seen it in flower. It's so little at the moment that I can't take even the smallest bit of branch off to bring the scent into the house, so I take myself into the (drowning) garden, bend right down low and just breathe in very, very gently. Heaven


  1. Wishing you a blessed and happy new year too.


  2. I have never seen witch hazel growing! What an interesting form!


  3. Thank you both, just had another look at the pictures and have decided that the little mushroom is actually a fairy kiss captured mid kiss!!