24 thoughts on “Hope – English style”

  1. We are in Mexico for the next month where everything always seems to be in bloom. But some pictures from home, Vancouver Island, show the crocus in vigorous display. We have had a very mild winter, lots of rain and no snow in the south of the island. By the time we get back home next month, we might just have missed them. Cheers.

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  2. Welcome back. I have been struggling to persuade my American friends that our politics is at an even more critical phase than their own. I had not imagined how unsettling it can be to watch history being written.

    Let’s see – would it be better for my health and wellbeing to attend to winter flowers, or Hansard’s European Union (Withdrawal) Act on a three hour lag…? Quick – send more snowdrops and hellebores, please! Or I could just look again a bit longer at these ones. 🙂

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    1. I’m strangely comforted to know you are unsettled too. I haven’t been able to get a perspective on anything really since before Christmas – except when we went way, when we took a Brexit Break. I think perhaps flowers and natural life generally are the way forward. Snowdrops rule!

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  3. These lovely flowers in winter really do convey hope and tenacity too. May the UK rise to some kind of political renewal as the season moves towards spring. What extraordinary times. There is the saying that the only way out is through, but that yields absolutely no insight into the Brexit morass unfortunately. Wishing you snowdrops and good coffee …

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  4. Here in Missouri, USA…we do not have flowers yet, but we have the poinsettias we bought for Christmas decorations. I have two of them sitting on the piano. I have stared at them, I have taken pictures of them, I have nature journaled them, I have used a jewelers loupe to see what the tiny flower in the center really looks like. All that and anything else I can think up to avoid the constant disaster known as the “government shutdown”. I think of you in Britain a lot, I suspect you hear of our insanity also!

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  5. Wow, the news out of your country is running neck-and-neck with ours for wackiness, but yours seem so much more pressing right now. I don’t see any way out of it . . . But do keep hoping.

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