Well folks, I've taken a break in the New Years Eve meal just to jot a few lines down. It's only three hours to go U.K time until that finely balanced point of turn between one year and the next and what a year it has been weather wise. One of the wettest since records began. It also rained this afternoon and during early evening but the day began dry after a night of really noisy, roof hammering wind. The U.K weather forecast last night spoke of gale warnings in all areas around our mainland and our associated islands. Rough stuff!
This morning in the garden with the dogs, the patio stones had finally dried out, much to the delight of the three dogs but there were leaves and other things blowing all over the place such as long soaked very drab autumn leaves and including these potted grasses.
But in the sheltered corners of the garden there was one tenacious evergreen in leaf. Climbing up all sorts of vertical surfaces, seen as a persuasive weed I love the shape and shine of the leaves on this evergreen climber. It's tough, a survivor, no matter the wind or the rain, it clings stubbornly to whatever it happens to be climbing be it wood,stone, brick, steel or cement. I sometimes wish I had that tenacity to thrive no matter what the weather throws at me. Anyway I digress, looking back over the last year we've had a lot chucked at us as a nation. One of the wettest years for U.K since records began. A really tough year for farmers across the whole of the country. But the good news is that to start the New Year, the weather will be milder for the next few weeks.
Like the ivy, wherever you are, keep on going on and very best wishes for the year ahead.
A big Thank You to all followers of my blog
I hope during the year ahead to be able to find new things to write about and photograph.
And ... wherever you are, just enjoy even the smallest moments each day brings.