Groundhog Day/Candlemass -- 2nd when I always remember the groundhog we saw at Blue Mounds Minnesota in 2012 :)
Valentine's Day -- 14th -- Steak -- Chateauneuf du Pape -- heart shaped biscuits
Shrove Tuesday -- 17th -- Pancakes of course
Chinese New Year -- 19th -- Sweet n Sour Duck -- it's the Year of the Green Sheep apparently -- couldn't find any of those yet but maybe there will be some on the day ;)
leaves begin to sprout
catkins are out
snowdrops proliferate and crocuses and daffs are sure to follow -- if not quite yet.
and anyway there are flowers to be had at Wallington and Belsay
in any season
outdoors in season and indoors out of season
So January wasn't such a bad month after all
And I am looking forward to February -- a little jewel of a month :) and to reading Poetry for The Linnet's Wings which is open for SUBMISSIONS 1st-14th February.