But while I have few words of my own to offer you today, I brought my camera out for a walk with me and collected some photos to share over the next few days.
First up, though, are the ones from just outside the door, where there are signs of incipient spring despite the forecaster's promise that the next few days will see sub-zero (Celsius) temperatures.
And even last year's leftover efflorescence looks glorious in the winter sunshine (its swan song, in fact, as Pater cut it all down just after I took its photo).
And this Mahonia japonica -- buttery colour and delicious fragrance from late November to mid February. What a return on fifteen or twenty dollars spent ten years ago!