Here in Seattle we’ve had sleet and snow and frost and rain—so much rain. But astonishingly the flowers in pots on our decks are still valiantly flowering. It is strange and delightful to see so much natural colour during what the Norwegians call Mørketiden—the days when daylight barely exists. Obviously it’s much brighter here in Seattle than in Norway, or even Yorkshire where I grew up (which is on the same latitude as Denmark).
Anyway, here for your delectation and delight are the fuchsia and salvia, still feeding the hummingbirds (though of course we’re now supplementing the natural food with sugary water, as we do every winter). I’m taking it as an omen for 2021.