The Jocosity of January

In the Northeast, we expect January to be a winter wonderland with ice and snow, salt and shovels and a time for hats and mittens.  But my Garden Journal begs to differ!  On a day like today, when the walk with the dogs included the sight of  beautiful epimedium foliage


and foxglove escaping its hillside home, it is amusing that we have such expectations!


The resident mallards must be laughing as they preen in the sunshine.  Who needs Anguilla?

This temperate day is not unheard of in January. Yes, January thaws arrive after a deep freeze,  but we are yet to see any sustained freezing temperatures!  No drifts of snow, no ice on the pond.  It will come….according to my Garden Journal.  I will not bore a reader with the daily dribble about each day of each year in my 10 year Journal,  but you must believe me, this year is not unlike others.  Just waiting, January will have the last laugh!


About Jayne on Weed Street

Wife, mother, and owner of pets much loved. Gardener of three decades, amateur photographer, ardent about art, antiques and books.
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2 Responses to The Jocosity of January

  1. Here in the UK I think we have been lulled into a false sense of security as it has been reasonably mild so far but with biting winds. Jan and Feb can be two of our harshest months usually so we shall just have to wait and see what Mother Nature will throw at us.


  2. must readng my mind! Where is the snow?? Geez..I expect at least one major snowfall, and then I would love to breeze right into spring! Happy 2012, wishing you lifes best!


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