It is not another selfie.
I was just taking a moment to reflect back on those lazy winter days, when the icy puddles cracked beneath our feet and it was dark by half past four. It seems so long ago now.
Old Man’s Beard towered over us in the hedgerow as Fizz and I struggled to retrieve a Wellington boot from the deep mud without putting a sock in the freezing water and everything around us was dead or dormant and the cold…. Oh how I miss those days.
It is small compensation, I know but I noticed today that Traveller’s Joy was in flower.
This is Traveller’s Joy also known as Wild Clematis, Clematis vitalba it is native to the UK. In the winter when the seed heads hang in the hedgerow it is sometimes known as Old Man’s Beard.