Setting off this morning and seeing the thermometer in the car at -7C I knew I was in store for a cold one. Driving to Painswick Rococo Garden with the most layers on so far this winter I felt like the Michelin man. Despite the cold, the light when it is so crisp I really love, it has such clarity and warm tones. Everything feels so fresh and clear, even your thoughts.
The light for me was perfect and the air still, the snowdrops looked like iridescent fairy lanterns lighting up the woods.
On my way home listening to the radio it seems we are in for another cold night. If you get chance to visit the gardens, then enjoy that crisp, clear, clean winter air that we seem to have avoided so far.
On Radio 4 I heard that on Candlemass/ Groundhog day, there is a saying that if a hedgehog casts a shadow on that day, it means 6 more weeks of winter! Keep warm wherever you are.