This is my ‘happiest’ day – although I’m often too depressed to notice it. From now on from this, the shortest day, we start the upward climb to summer. There will be more and more light. Winter (although not yet really arrived) will be giving way to Spring.
Today a visit to Huelgoat. After the consistent rain the rivers and streams are bursting their banks. Not more than normal… but, as the Summer and Autumn have been so dry, it’s a bit of a shock to see such a quantity of water.
The Winter Chanterelles were still abundant – but very wet, but taste just as good after a little more cooking.
And back in the garden. Hamamelis mollis flowering early, with its delicious, slightly elusive, spicy perfume…