Saturday, 22 January 2011
We've had a generally bright ,sunny but cold week here in Wylam with some very hard frosts that have lingered all day. With Januarys end now somewhere in sight I am keeping my eyes peeled for signs of Spring and the warm days to come. Something I look forward to every year is the blossoming of Witch Hazel shrubs around the village. The flowers are unusual and bright and carry a beautiful fresh and sophisticated citrus scent. Maybe this will be the year that I'll plant one in my own garden . The photograph here is from a shrub in the front garden of a house on The Dene. It is a very cheery sight, and I stop to have a sniff everytime I pass by with the dogs.