All words and images © Nina Nixon
No matter how grey winter can get, when you turn the page into a new year, little touches of colour can still surprise you. Popping out at most unexpected corners.
I didn't have to search this beauty out and there was non of my usual antics, peering into neighbouring gardens or standing on tip toes to have a nose. I literally ran straight into this flowering gem, peeking out from the fog.
And yes, a simple shiver of delight ran over me. The wonder, the beauty, the promise.
Winter still has a few surprises left up her sleeve.