January has been, as ever, rather long. There is something about January that involves it having at least one week longer than any other month, possibly two. It is of such a length that the very idea of Christmas and New Year is a dim distant memory.
When I wrote the December End of Month Review we were being visited by Storm Frank, we are now being visited by Storm Gertrude. There have been others in between as January has continued the theme of this winter as being largely about rain. Yes we had brief snow, but it came and went swiftly. There have still been very few totally dry days and as I writing this the rain continues. I decided to go out into the rain to take this month's photographs as it felt fitting and I have not had a time when it was not raining that I could get outside into the garden.
two years ago. If they turn out to look like I hoped they would I shall be very happy. It is a real case of patience has its rewards.
Plant of the Year is still sprawly and flowering.
Thanks as ever to Helen for hosting this meme.