Frosted blackberry leaves

A Happy New Year to You

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It’s time to say goodbye to 2022 and welcome in 2023. I hope that this coming year is a good year for you and treats you kindly. If you celebrate today, I hope you have fun!

I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions but I do look back at what I’ve done over the previous year and make a few small plans for the future. One of the main areas that I plan for is, of course, my garden. The biggest step forward with it in 2022 was the completion of the pond, which delighted me by bringing more wildlife into the garden.

In 2023 I have more work to do in the area around the pond to create a bog garden. I also have plans to create more small wildlife areas and perhaps a bit of space for growing veggies for ourselves. It’s very unlikely that I’ll manage to do all the things I want to, but it feels good to have an idea of where it’s all heading. (I might even take time away from the garden to do a bit of printmaking… 🙂 )

Whatever your hopes and plans for 2023 are, I wish you a very Happy New Year. May it bring you health and happiness and peace!

30 thoughts on “A Happy New Year to You

  1. The foliage colours with ‘frosting’ look really wonderful! Wishing you a very happy 2023! Nigel had put some leeks in last year and we ate the larger ones and left the smaller ones in the garden. Now they’re flowering.. and I had no idea leek flowers look so lovely. So grow some leeks and leave them to flower 🙂

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    1. Thank you Stephanie – hope you have a year full of creative happiness and inspiration! (And yes, you’re right, I must get back to doing some printmaking! 🙂 )


  2. Your photo suits the season perfectly, with that frosted red and green — our typical holiday colors. Here’s to a new year filled with just the right amounts of frost and sunshine — and an algae-free pond!

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