Saturday, 6 January 2018

January thoughts

January -
 is a much maligned month, so often dismissed as dismal, dreary; a month to be endured.
A month of anti-climax after the Christmas festivities.
But there are treasures to be found in January:

A brisk winter walk, to admire Nature laid bare.

The promise held within a bulb,

 maybe the fragile beauty of Paperwhite Narcissus or the dainty delight that is tete a tete,
or the heady scent of hyacinths.

January is an opportunity also to make plans for the garden and allotment.
A small brown envelope arrived this morning containing treasure in the form of seeds from The Real Seed Catalogue.
I am going to try a new ( to me) variety of winter squash Hokkaido, a summer squash Crookneck (instead of the ubiquitous courgette) and the beautifully named Cherokee Trail of Tears climbing bean.

In addition, January is my birthday month and also marks the start of an exciting new venture for me - but more of that in a week or two.

So lots to celebrate.
Hoping January and 2018 brings good things for you too.
Here's to a cheerful January!