I was loathe to leave this scene on Wednesday morning to go to Edinburgh (where it wasn't snowing at all!).
If you are interested in garden design don't miss the opportunity to photograph your garden if it snows! A dusting of the white stuff shows up form and texture in a way that nothing else does and encourages you to consider the composition of your view.
On this occasion I only managed to get a couple of quick shots from the bedroom window and through the front door. The last one I think shows how important a simple formal element can be in a design - here the oval clipped box provides a kind of full stop, or stabilising element, contrasting as it does with the tracery of looser forms..
If it snows again I shall try to get more shots to illustrate how useful it can be to take photographs..they can clarify tiny textures and bold, feathery, weeping, spiky, horizontal, grass-like - all the subtleties show up and you can see if you need more contrast to make the garden more interesting, or perhaps less to make it calmer depending on the effect you would like....
On the Kondo front (see yesterday) why don't we make a point of celebrating each achievement along the way? Madeleine is having a glass of champagne, I bought a bunch of roses...how will you celebrate?