Saturday 31 December 2011

Going, going....

The year will soon be over, but the flowers bought for Christmas are still going strong, buds are opening and, together with the Christmas tree, bringing much-needed colour to counteract the dull, wet weather out of doors.

Some of the roses are  a lovely dusky grey-pink, just the colour that I keep trying to grow in the garden, with little success. 
It is also difficult to capture this colour on my camera, natural light is so low at this time of year that the camera tries to compensate and artificial light also distorts.
We are crossing the road to bring in the New Year with our neighbours. There will be great company, food, drink and dancing.
I'v polished my dancing shoes (and I'll be taking my camera!)


  1. A Happy New Year to you both - may 2012 be a good one for you. Lovely roses.

  2. Had to pop back in view of your party tonight to say that the word verification was winegin - don't drink too much!

  3. Your flowers look beautiful.
    How convenient that you just need to pop across the street for a party and what a bonus that there will be dancing!

    Have a wonderful celebration and Happy New Year to you!

  4. Happy New Year, dear Rosemary!
    I'm listening to Madeleine Peyroux (discovered among your Christmas gifts) and I really hope you will be all right soon!

  5. Dear Weaver, I'm actually a sober sides. Love your header of the viaduct, it makes me want yo be up in the Dales!

    Dear Hostess, Yes, it is so nice just to be able to pop across the road - and dance!

    Dear Bozena, Wishing you a very happy and creative 2012. (I see the specialist next week.)

    Dear Gary, And a very happy New Year to you and yours.