It's difficult to remember the abundance of summer in our garden in the depths of winter...
Our garden is currently looking so dismal, damp and forlorn that we went to find beauty in Abbotsbury gardens instead.
The branches stand out against the sky and lead your eyes upwards.
A glimpse St Catherine's Chapel is revealed through the bare branches.
The contrast between the white bark of the silver birch and the bright green moss was so eye catching.
The first camellias were already in flower.
and the snowdrops here were more advanced than ours back at home.
Parts of Abbotsbury gardens have more of a sub tropical feel.
We returned home through Abbotsbury village. This is the view from the churchyard.
Back home the sun set turned the garden into a spectacular sight!
We also had a special family celebration this weekend. My brother and sister in law celebrated their 40th Ruby Wedding Anniversary and we had a lovely family get together. This day meant so much to us all as my sister in law had a difficult year in 2013 fighting illness.
Thank you so much for all your lovely comments in the last post.The overwhelming view was to put the 1960's magazine back in the attic with a magazine from 2013. I will also add a paper copy of the blog post including your comments and some pictures of the house and garden too.
I promise the next post will be by the sea!