Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

December Day


Today is  cool, clear, calm and bright, just like me! Actually I suspect I’m resting in the eye of one particular storm, but it’s OK because half the battle is over.

Winter jasmine-2

The Winter jasmine, is flowering in the garden, it’s a plant that always makes me think of my Dad, it was one of his favourites; a ‘good value’ plants that gives a peppering of colour when it is needed most.


Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

8 thoughts on “December Day

  1. Interesting, as his daughter is a “good value” blogger who gives me a peppering of color when I need it most.

    I had never heard of Winter Jasmine. Of course, I suspect it has never heard of northern Michigan, either, so there you go. I can’t think of anything finer than a dash of yellow bloom on a winter day. And is it fragrant as well?

    From the midst of the battle the only way out is through. Onward, armed with Winter Jasmine and pepper.

  2. Fingers crossed that it stays calm for you! It’s always good to see winter jasmine. xx

  3. Thats nice

  4. Yes both my Winter Jasmine (not as perfumed as the summer one) and the Mahonia ‘Sweet Charity’ are in full bloom. Bit early this year as I generally bring in a few branches of jasmine that just have buds in three days before Christmas dat so they bloom on the day. But not this year.

  5. Winter jasmine looks so beautiful. Like it’s bound to lift anyone’s spirit during these darkest days of the year.

  6. How beautiful to have those spots of color in the winter months!

  7. Your winter jasmine has a Canadian cousin growing near my front door and it’s blooming, too 🙂 It was interesting to read its history and info on the link. Thanks. I also found white primrose blooming ~ this weather has confused it I think. The word calm itself seems to invoke calmness! Here’s to peace and calm ~

  8. I’ve always loved winter jasmine, it’s such a lovely bright patch of colour on the darkest, coldest winter days.

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