Thursday, 21 January 2016
This quirky little church looks as if it's wearing a jaunty nightcap, doesn't it? The river Lambourn looked shivery cold - two herons flew overhead - and in the beech woods of Welford Park, literally millions of snowdrops and quite a lot of aconites are just peeping through, though it will be a couple of weeks yet before they'll look like snowdrifts under the trees.
Did you know that snowdrops multiply to a Fibonacci sequence? 1-1-2-3-5-8-13-21 ... so by year 5, the first snowdrop's offspring have already started reproducing themselves ... and on and on it goes ... I find that strangely pleasing. It's definitely the most interesting thing I have learned this week.
Hard to imagine that in early summer the Park is home to the Bake-Off tent. (You can still see the big patch on the lawn.) And the garden by then will be a mass of peonies and roses.