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So where on earth did all that time go? Happy new 2013 to one and all!

Went off up the hill this morning to take a photy of  the bleak owing to the dull light and foggy conditions.  Nothing too exciting to see however but found a wee bit of colour and an unexpected primrose. In fact it looks like there will be a super bank of them later on. Cheers!

The Bleak!

Decaying Hips - January

Unexpected Primrose - January

Quite unnoticed by me the forgotten pot and bucket of grape hyacynth (muscari) had grown, multiplied and bloomed! So jolly and springy. And today it promises to be warm again. The daffs are out in the street too so here’s hoping they are left alone for us all to enjoy.

A bit straggly I know but has made me feel more optimistic about restoring the wee flower bed and rejigging the space in the coming months.

bucket o flowrs

The deep glowing blue of the flowers is not represented accurately, my wee camera does tend to freak out with some colours but I didn’t want to fiddle with the pic.

grape hyacynth

Also awake is the first wee violet, these lettle devils are impossible to move so I’m just letting them grow wherever unless they are a nuisance.

violet

forsythia – pruned last year to get rid of the longest straggly branches, this has forced the flowers in nearer the base.

forsythia

For the first time in years I had proper frost on the upstairs windaes. As soon as I was up and moving it began to melt. Then there was a wee pathetic furry of fairy sized snow. At least our hill has been granted grit/salt bin status and a (almost luminous) yellow one has been installed (outstalled)!

frosty Windae 2 frosty Windae 3 frosty Windae 1

A belated Happy New 2010 to you all!
How could I resist the almost complete covering of the branches… unfortunately a very slight thaw means most of the tiny drifts balanced up high have fluttered to the ground now. But it continues to be cold, if not colder.

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