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can spring be far behind?


Returning to GOY after what seems like no time at all, suddenly the UK is thick with snow (some of it); winter draws on.
I’d forgotten how much fun it is in here. I was at a loose end this dreary Sunday afternoon, and now feel cheered among familiar names.

Last time I was on the site I was hoping to show you before and after pictures of my costly guttering, then in progress.

Here’s ‘before’, but ‘after’ will have to wait, as I dropped and smashed my trusty camera after taking this shot, delighted there was still so much colour in the garden:

However you can get an idea of what it now looks like from this shot of the end of my neighbour’s:

Father Christmas may bring me a new camera, if I’m a good girl (fat chance!) but meanwhile I keep seeing wonderful sights, like yesterday’s “rosy-fingered” dawn and can’t share them.

While the scaffolding was up I kept my bedroom blind closed. Now open again, I find I’ve missed most of autumn. The trees are now bare, the view from the window is so dominated by the trees that their condition defines the season, and my mood!
Now I can fantasise that winter is already half over and that, in a “few weeks” it will turn around, with snowdrops and crocus just around the corner.
I went down to the river and found comfrey and hogweed with new flowers. No kingfisher today, but the heron flew over, looking annoyed that I was in his territory.

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Poor you - no camera! What a blow - you'll have to save your pocket money up. How about an early present?

23 Nov, 2008


I prefer to see trees in winter myself.You can see their structure and I love to see the shapes of the branches and texture of the bark. I find they look rather flat in summer.
Nice that you still have plenty of colour though. and I love that old wall.

23 Nov, 2008


Sorry about your camera!
~got my husband a really nice Canon from Amazon not too long ago ~ shop around you should get a bargain!

23 Nov, 2008


It took me ages to choose my old one, a Kodak, but it gave me 3 and ahalf years of mostly trouble-free use, and had already "bounced" on more than one occasion. Like most technology of this kind theres just too much choice.
I do miss it very much. A friend was going to come over and take some pics for me, but has been delayed.

23 Nov, 2008


I do love your stone wall. My wall is very ugly and I planted ivy to cover it up.....very slow process....I guess I want it covered yesterday....I hope you get your camera soon....

24 Nov, 2008

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