For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move. ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Colour In The Winter Garden

             If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind? PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY

           In seed-time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy. WILLIAM BLAKE

            One kind word can warm three winter months. JAPANESE PROVERB

Hellebore.

Primulas.

Primulas and winter jasmine.

Acacia and a wintry sunset.

10 comments:

Arija said...

Your resolutions are my every-day practice and not only Buddhists have that philosophy.

The Solitary Walker said...

That's true, Arija. Nice to see you here again.

The Weaver of Grass said...

More or less what I have out here Robert although yours all look much better tended! I still have quite a few roses left in bloom - talk about last rose of summer, it will be last rose of winter before long I am afraid. Happy new year to you both.

The Solitary Walker said...

Happy New Year, Pat.

George said...

Interesting to see you have such color in your garden in winter. I suppose you don't have the deep freezes that we have in the U.S. Even here in South Carolina, it reach 8 degrees F a week ago, with wind chills less than 0 F. Nice photos, especially the winter sunset.

The Solitary Walker said...

Well, these were the few colourful bits, George! The rest is pretty drab. Though there are always surprising splashes of colour everywhere if you look hard enough.

Yes, I'm following your big freeze on the news. Apparently Niagara is frozen and there are ice balls in Lake Michigan. We haven't had snow yet in the Trent valley, but it could come. This part of England doesn't usually attract the big falls, however.

Ruth said...

I am just as surprised to see these beauties as I was to see roses in November in Edinburgh (back in 1980). I adore hellebore!

The Solitary Walker said...

I love hellebore too, Ruth. We've also cyclamen still in bloom (adore these) under a fir tree — and a couple of roses are hanging on!

Vagabonde said...

I don’t want it to be spring yet – I enjoy the winter time when I can stay home, use the oven as it is not so warm outside, and read. I can be a bit lazy and just stare at the birds rushing around our bird feeders – and read. I started a book yesterday and finished it this afternoon. Now I can decided which new one to read - bliss… if it were spring and warm I might be tempted to go outside…

The Solitary Walker said...

I'm enjoying the winter too, Vagabonde. Though it's not been properly winter yet, certainly not the kind of winter you're having in the US...