Amidst the shock and outrage at the fact that it has snowed, in January, in Northern Europe, it’s all too easy to miss its beauty. The way it makes everywhere look different. And makes us see everyday objects differently. Especially in the gardens and parks in the few miles round where we live.
This piece and the lovely gate were made by Ironwood Motif, David Low and Lindsey Nixon. In fact if you look through their catalogue you’ll find a Sarah Gate pictured. They live and work in France now, but Lindsey often comments on this blog, so it’s like they’re right next door!
Sarah planted this rare Australian tree in memory of her dear Australian friend Rachel. Who died of metastatic breast cancer, aged 41, in February 2012.
Then, call us cockeyed optimists if you must, we walked on through St Michael’s to see if the Festival Gardens have been re-opened yet. To find that they clearly have, but…
So we return through St Michael’s Wood.
Sarah documented a year on Plot 44, the allotment she shares with her friend Gemma Jerome, here. It didn’t snow once.