As promised I am creating a garden journal throughout the year to celebrate our garden and this is the first post looking at January. I am writing and painting in my personalised “Moleskine” notebook, a special gift from our daughter and son-in-law, and as the first photo shows it has been embossed with the name of my blog. A beautiful and most luxurious book which feels a pleasure to handle and an honour to write in and a delight to create drawings and paintings in.
Early on in my journal I have written about the Avocet, the beautiful wader after whom we name our house and made an attempt at a drawing of one.
I wrote about the scented shrubs that keep us company in the January garden.
Daphne bhuloa “Jacqueline Postil” and Sarcococca confusa.
Cornus mas, the Cornelian Cherry and our two Hamamelis “Diane” and “Jelena”.
I moved on to write about our Winter Flowering Jasmine and once again got out the watercolours.
We enjoyed a couple of magic moments involving birds of prey in January and I recorded them in my journal.
What a pleasure to have a Merlin in the garden and a Marsh Harrier flying over – I don’t expect that will happen too often!
Enjoy reading a few pages ……
Well, that is it for my January journal. February is here already so my journal is gaining new pages, which will feature in my next Garden journal post.