Yule Be Sorry

Walking the dog yesterday morning I noticed this pretty flower… which I’m told is a perrywinkle.
What is it doing flowering in December and will it be “sorry”?

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Periwinkle in December 2014

Merry Christmas

A huge thank you to the Bergh Apton elves that got together a Christmas parcel for us.
christmas hamper
In some ways this has been a difficult year, and yet it has also bought moments such as these.
Moments that drive home how lucky we are to live in such a loving and supportive community.
Thank you and Happy Christmas one and all.

Kestrel

Kestrel

…a few feet from it as the Windhover performed, stationery on the gusting wind in the evening & poor light, before it came to rest on the straggly thorn. What a privilege.