Here’s two haiku to start the year off. The first distills my hope that I’ll get out more and meet my friends more often this coming year. But of course, it all depends on this ongoing pandemic:
Might I see more friends this year?
Coming months will tell
And one on the unseasonably warm weather we had on New Year’s Day here in Northumberland:
No wind, mild and bright
Warmest New Year on record
It didn’t last long
Wherever you are, make the best you can of 2022 and go easy on yourself. It’s been hard at times, we all know, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. Just take care of yourself in the mean time.
Until we meet again…
Cow Parsley grown tall
Scent of roadside wild garlic
Drowned Spring yields lush greens
…at least, this has certainly been the case here in Northumberland. Here, an incredibly wet April and May have finally given way to a gloriously hot and sunny June.
Both the cultivated and wild plant life have all responded well. I have even heard one keen gardener tell me that his Himalayan Blue Poppy has flowered for the first time in thirty years! Clearly this is the combination of months of rain to sunshine it requires!
What are your garden stories? Leave a comment or drop me a message. Until next time…
(…well, here in the north of England, at least)
False Spring to late snows
Wrap up warm and wait for warmth
The Sun will come soon