My favourite Mimosa tree - the one in the Alec Clifton Taylor memorial garden, tucked away in the old churchyard of St Mary Abbots, Kensington - is already beginning to come into flower on its lower branches. This is very early - it's usually February - and is all the more cheering for that.
Nige, who, like Mr Kenneth Horne, prefers to remain anonymous, was also a founder blogger of The Dabbler and a co-blogger on the Bryan Appleyard Thought Experiments blog. He is the sole blogger on this one, and his principal aim is to share various of life's pleasures. These tend to relate to books, art, poems, butterflies, birds, churches, music, walking, weather, drink, etc, with occasional references to the passing scene.