Wed 13th jan. 2010.
We've had lying snow now for 28 days and that's a bit unusual even for us up here in the Pennines. I think the novelty of the Christmas Card scene is now wearing a little thin.
I've just been out into the garden on yet another raw, cold, cloudy, day and have taken a few photos to compare the garden now to what it will look like in the summer. I never cease to be amazed how nature regenerates itself through the seasons.
My Alpine Trough , only the dead orchid flower stalks of last years orchids protrude through the snow.
The Alphine trough in late June with Common Spotted and Marsh orchids, all the flowers have germinated from orchid seeds that have been carried here on the wind, both in the trough and around the garden.