I've tried to plan colour in the garden for every season, so I favour plants that berry up for the winter. This arbutus uneda is perfect in the snow.These are the rose hips of Rosa Complicata -- so different from her June pink, fragrant beauty, but still striking.And what kind of winter fruit is this tree bearing? Remember the guerrilla decorators I told you about last year? the ones who Christmas-gussy up the neighbourhood. Their handiwork looks even more effective in the snow. This lovely tradition is at least five years old now, and I so appreciate the spontaneity and neighbourliness of it.
I did manage to find some cheer in the weather forecast this morning. Along with the snowfall warning, the forecast freezing temperatures, I thought I saw a warning that we were going to have Freezing Dribble -- of course, closer inspection revealed we were being warned about Freezing Drizzle, but I'd already had my chuckle! Freezing Dribble is something to guard against, for sure!