Out in the garden the mild weather has brought a flush of new flowers from the winter iris. This lovely darker flowered one is a seedling from a cultivar called 'Mary Barnard'. Plenty more of these to come. There are a lot more snowdrops nosing through and hellebores budding. Along the back of the house the strong sweet scent of Chimonanthus, aka Wintersweet was very welcome.
A quiet New Year's Eve at home after our travels.