I’m not a big fan of wintertime. I don’t mind a nice layer of snow on a nice sunny, crisp day. What we have here at the moment is cool, damp muck punctuated by periods of rain and high winds. To borrow a phrase from my favorite four-year-old, it’s “icky-poo” outside. So I’m giving everyone an antidote for the grey humdrum weather, a close-up of the very last autumn pansy from my yard. Sigh… if anyone needs me, I’ll be out in the yard under an umbrella, looking for the first signs of croci and spring.