In the Bleak Midwinter…

Its January, normally the time of Jack Frost and blankets of white, mittens and snowballs…well not th

Winter oak galls
Winter oak galls
Winter sorrel and spiders webs
Winter sorrel and spiders webs
Bramble leaf in dappled light
Backlit bramble leaf in dappled light
Early birch catkin clusters
Early birch catkin clusters

is year!

El Nino seems to have put paid to all that white stuff in East Anglia for 2016 , which could be one of the warmest (not to mention wettest and windiest!) on record in the UK.

The mild weather also has our plantlife well and truly fooled, with primroses and daffodils nodding alongside snowdrops and aconites. So, instead of a classic snowy winter’s scene, this January’s blog is of a winter’s walk amongst the silver birch catkins at Narborough.