Gorse flowers in winter


Just as we are approaching the darkest season in the northern hemisphere a flower begins to bloom. Golden Gorse braves the winter and sends a message of hope into the gloom. 

‘December, December, low lies the sun. Deep in the earth new life has begun.’ 

And here, surprisingly, a yellow shaft of light from the Gorse flowers blazes out the message of a new beginning. ‘Hope springs eternal in the human breast’ according to the cynical poet Alexander Pope – but it’s true!

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