"There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion" Francis Bacon 1561-1626

Friday, 23 December 2011

A Very Merry Christmas to you All.

At last, the year is on the turn and I am feeling optimistic about 2012.
I am hoping for a mild Christmas so that I can continue painting the shed, but if it’s cold and wet I shall be inside reading my Christmas book “Creating a Forest Garden” by Martin Crawford. True, it is slightly ambitious for my mud patch but I am optimistic about that too.

I have just finished Marty’s honey bee for her site Beezations,  Her bees, she tells me, are shivering upstate! I sympathise. Marty, I wish you and the girls well for 2012.
marty's honey bee bg

And so, bee friends, bee converts and even those still not quite sure; while you are browsing the garden catalogues please add a few seeds for bees to your basket, order an early willow, some late Michelmas daisies, or plan where to put that bee house.  Your reward will be an exuberant, productive and buzzing garden.. and what could be nicer.

I wish you all Season Greetings and thank you for all your support, on the blog, through your kind comments and emails, for buying prints, postcards, originals and BUZZ books. You have all helped keep me and the bees going and make the ups and downs of 2011 end on a high note.



Katie Hertfelder said...

Merry Christmas to you!

Ellen Rathbone said...

What a delightful bee!

Happy holidays to you and yours!

Elephant's Eye said...

May you and our bees go from strength to strength in the year ahead.

Curbstone Valley Farm said...

Oh, the robin is adorable! Merry Christmas Valerie, I hope you have a bee-autiful holiday season.

Shady Gardener said...

Merry, Merry Christmas to you, too! :-) I look forward to watching your future endeavors!

moonsword said...

Peace and Blessings to you and all the Winged Ones. :)

Sketchbook Squirrel said...

And a very Merry Christmas to you too :)

Emily said...

Love Marty's honey bee. Merry Christmas!

sharp green pencil said...

I have been away from the computer for the Christmas break so a belated but heartfelt and sincere "thank you" to you all... The double happiness post is especially for you!