True Colours: The Sequel

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True Colours: The Sequel

New Year spent in a beautiful house and garden in the Pentland Hills.. and there is much colour to be found. Some of it to be expected – the fragrant winter-flowering Witch-Hazel, Hamamelis mollis above, with it’s curious twisted flowers.

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I appreciate seeing the true-blue of the out of season perennial cornflower, Nigella.. in midwinter, growing in the shade of a golden holly. It serves to remind me that all circumstances eventually improve and that summer is not just a promise. Some things are constant as the changing weather..as the song goes.

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Colour of extraordinary depth is to be found in the ivy, climbing estate walls, down lanes through sunlit hill villages..

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In the subtle tones of the pods and cones on a winter wreath, seeming to recall the fruitfulness of the autumn past, and that of the seasons to come.

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Vibrant quinces (leftover reminders of messy moments with the preserving pan in friends kitchens) surviving the high winds battering the kitchen garden wall.

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‘Honesty’ is beautiful in all stages of it’s life, and never more so than when, paper-thin, it hangs on in there – through torrential rains, and storm-force winds.

When sunlight shines through it’s silvery seed-heads – it’s true beauty is revealed.

Much like honesty in life – it endures, and illuminates a dark corner.

True Colours: The Sequel.

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About largelyhelen

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