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‘Like stars upon some gloomy grove’



I know I’ve used that quote before but I love it and it seems particularly appropriate just now. It’s been so murky here I’ve needed lights on in the car and in the house all day long. I might just as well have kept the curtains drawn. About half an hour ago I had reason to step outside and was struck by the beauty and profusion of the winter jasmine. It’s quite tightly clipped all around a window and positively shone in the gloom. Earlier, being vexed by things, I didn’t even notice it but then it lifted my spirits and I hope it does yours. Happy St Nicholas' Day.

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Happy St Nicholas Day!

The winter jasmine is gorgeous, it would cheer anyone :)

Thank you!

From now on, I will make a point of looking, even if I just go out to the bins. Small things.

Winter Jasmine

When you said the flowers lifted your spirits, it brought to mind a favorite Robert Frost poem.

Dust of Snow

BY ROBERT FROST
The way a crow
Shook down on me
The dust of snow
From a hemlock tree

Has given my heart
A change of mood
And saved some part
Of a day I had rued.

Re: Winter Jasmine

That expresses it exactly! Thank you so much, I didn'tknow that poem.
A belated thank you!
My pleasure!
How lovely! Thank you for sharing it.
Glad you like it. I think this must be its best year so far.