Endless rain, storms and wind are taking their toll not only here at Endsleigh, but all over the country and it's downright depressing. However, this morning the sun is out and it instantly lifts the heart. The mists in the valley rose quickly with the sun's warmth making for some very ethereal images of the house and garden.
We have the leaf blower out again, but looking across the yew walk garden towards the valley, the hills lift above the mist like the backs of monsters rising out of the Tamar river and the view is breathtaking.
Back to the flower beds we have removed the lower leaves of the Hellebores and they have rewarded us with a wonderful crop of stunning nodding heads in front of a backdrop of highly scented Mahonia's, a planting combination to be proud of.
While I write the skies have returned to gunboat grey and snow threatens, and I watch with envy the Hotel's guests return indoors to roaring log fires and a warm drink.