Thursday, 19 February 2015

I feel like the Queen in Alice in Wonderland who said "They're Painting the Roses Red" except that in my case it would be "Painting the Hyacinths Pink."




A few weeks ago I bought this bowl already planted with very healthy-looking Hyacinth bulbs.  Its label promised that the flowers would be pink which meant they'd match my cushions . Obviously somebody made a mistake!
Strangely enough the exact opposite happened a few years ago when I bought a rose labelled white.  It's the healthiest rose bush in the garden with prolific flowers but they're a beautiful shade of red.

My next remark should obviously be "Off with Their Heads."

Monday, 9 February 2015

It seems that I was not alone in admiring Saturday's amazing sunset.

Today's Northern Echo describes it as "stunning" and prints four photographs taken from
locations across the north-east from Holy Island to Durham City.
A weather forecaster says that it was "the result of the sun reflecting off ice crystals
inside lots of thin cloud at 25,000 to 30,000 feet.

I am so pleased that it spread as far as Bishop Auckland.

Saturday, 7 February 2015




Once again I was so surprised by the evening sky that

I had to rush for my camera.

In ten minutes these striking colours


changed to palest pink.








Magnificent to Watch.