So far, the best description of 2015 is ... cold! Extremely frigid temperatures and windchill in the -25F degree range overnight. We've had ice, to coat the lavender (above) and front hedge (below)
And snow has fallen, giving my 18th century lady a white cap, tucker, and apron.
Indoors, I've filled hyacinth glasses with chilled bulbs, which will soon lend fragrance and colour to the sitting room/library.
In our bedroom upstairs, the Rosa chinensis mutabilis is so content with its location in a sunny window that it has put forth a bud . . . I hope it will bloom!
We're not in the liturgical season of Epiphany . . .
Anticipation of my April book launch is rising, with the arrival of the bound galleys/Advanced Reading Copies!