Wednesday, 4 February 2015
A Muse For February
"What excitement we feel on looking out on to the garden in snow. It is one of the only sensations of our childhood that is not blunted by maturity. Still we want to leave our mark on any smooth expanse of snow, to ruffle it, to jump about on it. However sedate we may grow, we never emerge from the childish longing to write our names on the whitened lawn with a stick, as though it were sand by the seashore. It is a pity that we have so little snow".
~ an extract from "Four Hedges - A Gardener's Chronicle' by Clare Leighton, 1898 -1989.