Hydrangea backlit in winter sunlight

It was Imbolc this week, or St Brigid’s day (traditionally at the start of February), marking the halfway point between the winter solstice and spring equinox, marking the start of spring.   There is noticeably more sunlight, when it shines.  That was after this week’s terrific storms, with broken trees  and flooding everywhere…  But there definitely are stirrings, the woods today were full of almost-out snowdrops.

“Past, present and future are an illusion … albeit a persistent one”

– Albert Einstein

“It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to. . . . The feeling for the things themselves, for reality, is more important than the feeling for pictures.”

– Vincent Van Gogh

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