This is the time of year when we think about the new year and reflect on the old one.

The pictures below are some of the close up photographs from Our garden@19 taken during 2016.

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Corylus avellana ‘Contorta’

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Iris foetidissima

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Dicentra ‘Stuart Boothman’.

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Geranium samobor and a Bumble Bee.

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Aquilegia Alba.

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Iris pallida subsp. pallida

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Polygonatum x Hybridum Striatum

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Epimedium x Rubrum

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Asplenium scolopendrium Cristatum Group

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Athyrium Niponicum Pictum

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Viola.

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Paeonia ‘White Wings’ x 2

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Cirsium rivulare ‘Trevor’s Blue Wonder’.

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Hydrangea quercifolia Burgundy.

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Acer griseum.

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Frost patterns on glass.

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A frosty spiky metal lily.

The new years come, the old years go,
We know we dream, we dream we know.

We rise up laughing with the light,
We lie down weeping with the night.

We hug the world until it stings,
We curse it then and sigh for wings.

We live, we love, we woo, we wed,
We wreathe our brides, we sheet our dead.

We laugh, we weep, we hope, we fear,
And that’s the burden of the year.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox, “The Year” (1910)

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