This is a little study of photos I've taken from around the garden...
Above:I don't remember snowdrops being at the base of this sycamore tree. Goes to show a little walk around the garden every now and again (even on cold, windy days) helps re-discover what's there.
The colours in this bark struck me... is this normal for Sycamore trees? So I googled it... the ETSU website (www.etsu.edu/arboretum/totw.html) says, "It's bark— a “camouflage” pattern of peeling patches, like tan, gray and brown puzzle pieces—eventually turns to a smooth white on the mature trunk and branches." My sycamore is really big, I thought it was mature, but maybe not. My nephew enjoys peeling the bark off when he's playing in the garden.
Left: Snowdrops I moved this year from a congested area in the garden and planted along the driveway. You might need glasses to be able to see the little single snowdrops scattered about. Suppose in a few years time they'll multiply and put on a good show.
A lone snowdrop amongst ivy.
Bad News on the Potato Front - I'd used all my indoor stored potatoes so I went into the garage to get my last lot... and discovered they'd gone to mildewy mush. This happened to fellow blogger Linda in Scotland; a photo of 'taters-gone-bad' can be viewed from her 4 Feb post at: http://slowgrowinginscotland.blogspot.com/