I find in winter that I think of my garden in a series of glimpses. Most of the time we’re indoors at home, just glancing at the landscape outside the windows, but preferring to warm ourselves in front of the fire. Sunrises come and go with the frost. Most seeds are sleeping under the soil waiting for the spring. But if I look there is much life and colour. Crocuses and hellebores flowering in sheltered corners. A fox hunting. Wild birds moving from hedgerow to feeder and back. And when I walk from car to door and door to car sometimes the winter wind brings with it the sweet fragrance of the Daphne and honeysuckle blooms. January winter sunrise and frost January Purple helleboresJanuary crocus floweringJanuary fox in fieldJanuary Artichoke and skylineJanuary Artichoke in winterJanuary artichokes and wild birdJanuary artichokes and wild birdsJanuary Daphne flowersJanuary winter honeysuckle January winter honeysuckle branch

The inhabitants of cities suppose that the country landscape is pleasant only half the year. I please myself with the graces of the winter scenery, and believe that we are as much touched by it as by the genial influences of summer. To the attentive eye, each moment of the year has its own beauty, and in the same field, it beholds, every hour, a picture which was never seen before, and which shall never be seen again.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson from Nature; Addresses and Lectures (1849)

12 thoughts on “Glimpses”

  1. So beautifully put and stunning photographs. I know just what you mean, and at the moment when I look out there, I see glimpses of life, of spring wanting to blossom. I’m so looking forward to it.

  2. Your capture such lovely photos of wildlife Kriss. My boyfriend is always the one who spots wildlife; I’m either talking or have my nose buried in the camera 🙂 Seeds sleeping under the soil – I like that idea.

  3. These photos Kriss, so good. They make me want to get up early and head out to explore. I love following country life by you on here and IG xx

  4. Fab post Kriss. Definitely seeing the glimpses here – and the promise, it’s teasing us and giving us hope isn’t it, Mother Nature? Thank goodness for that 🙂

  5. So beautiful, such amazing pictures. I think I love every season but in winter it’s details like you say in the glimpses. Love the fox going about his business.

  6. Hi Kriss, I love the image you paint with words and pictures. Winter is just as beautiful as summer, if not more so. I love the words quoted from of Ralph Waldo Emerson, a very wise man indeed!

    XX

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