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A pretty shrub to brighten up the garden in the bleak of midwinter is Jasminum nudiflorum, commonly known as Winter Jasmine.

You may well think it ordinary, but do you know of the interesting history it has?

More often than not these days I find myself snapping away with the camera, when I really should be gardening!

I like the blurry effect these two photos have taken on.

You could compare the yellowness of the Jasmine to a Summer's day - William Shakespeare Sonnet 18.

Happy St Valentines Day!



Esther Montgomery said...

Bother. This happens every year. I wish I had something I should have thought about sooner. I grew summer jasmine but found the scent overwhelming. Unseasonal flowers would be great.


Suburbia said...

One of my favourites this time of year :-)

Anonymous said...

It's always good to see at this time of year!
Happy Valentine's Day, Flighty xx

Glo said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Louise! I found the history of Winter Jasmine most interesting as I have one blooming at my front door :) Your photos do it justice, and the blury one adds a gentle softness. Hope you have a heart-filled happy day.

periwinkle said...

So that's what the yellow flower in my previous post was - thank you x

Crafty Green Poet said...

beautiful photos, such a lovely patch of brightness in winter!

ahomespunyear said...

I've been admiring the winter jasmine against the trellis in our garden, especially now that I've pruned back the summer jasmine that was taking over. It's such a cheerful early flower.

Bumpkin Hill said...

Beautiful and so welcome on these grey days! Roll on Spring, Catherine x