Yes, we've had very dark or very snowy days, but the light is definitely improving! After school doesn't automatically mean black dark anymore. So, today I ventured outside into the garden. I'm obviously on a par with a goldfish because it always surprises me 1) how much I enjoy just being in the garden, and 2) that there are still things going on in it even in January.
Seed heads - so gorgeous in the winter sun - along with red cotoneaster berries are the remnants of last year's garden. But the silver buddleia leaves and the yellow winter jasmine all belong to 2017's winter garden.
Thoughts of Spring are definitely starting to filter through.