Wednesday 16 January 2013

A welcome freak of nature

Our region normally sees the stirrings of spring weeks ahead of the rest of the country, but a generally warming climate and an extraordinary mild winter has further accelerated the process this year. Our plants and trees are being lulled into life ahead of schedule, treating us to an unseasonable drop of colour in January. This, in turn, lulls us into believing spring is near, when winter's true bite is still to be felt. We'll make the most of these premature signs of life while we can.

Flower show courtesy of Morrab Gardens and Penlee Park.

Words © Dee and Gerard Ivall. Images © Nik Strangelove

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