Winter glow


There is no snow
To give a gentle glow
Upon the tangled hedgerow,
However a yield of
Old man’s beard
Frames the far off fields
With tufts of wintry seeds,
Which drift and twinkle
In the breeze.

We’ve had such a mild Xmas and New year here in the UK and I’ve craved that childhood wonder of walking in crunchy snow as snowflakes melt on my lips and glisten like tiny jewels on the hedgerows.
We were lucky to be  introduced to this incredible ancient and magical area by our friends in Cople, who took us for an amazing walk along the old Icknield way and up to the Pegston hills and Deacon hill, which are a nature reserve and part of the Chilterns area of outstanding natural beauty. We will return many times to walk our dogs, enjoy the scenery change as spring brings it’s colour to the chalk hills.

12 thoughts on “Winter glow

    • Yes, very worrying Raewyn. It’s lovely to see colour but the right plants at the right time. I can’t wait to see the first snowdrops. Where it’s wet we can only hope the plants will adapt to the conditions. 🙂 🙂

  1. Beautiful Verse LG.. Don’t give up on Jack Frost just yet.. 🙂 I hope you escaped the floods… So so much rain.. Had it been snow we would be digging ourselves out until April.. 🙂

    Happy New Year LG.. may 2016 bring your Joy and Happiness and Prosperity and health. Love Sue xxx ❤

    • Thank you Sue. I keep sending healing thoughts to those who’ve been flooded out of their homes, it must be devastating for them. Hopefully we will see Jack Frost! The daffodils, cherry, primroses are out and the squirrels are confused I’m sure! I take it that your allotment is very boggy?best of health and happiness to you and yours for 2016 xxxxx

      • Yes everything is in confusion right now LG.. and I too have been sending healing to the flooded zones. I have a Daffodil in bud, just the one though.. But everything is going to get hit harder if we get a cold snap.. Yes the allotments, nothing much been done for a month.. half is winter dug, but too wet to do anything.. .. The Same to you too LG.. Much love.. Sue xx

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