There has been more snow since I took this photograph on 19 January. It seems we are stuck with it until the weekend when a thaw is expected.
This is Hydrangea quercifolia. It is one of my favourite shrubs. It has usually lost its leaves by now but the weather has been so mild that they have stayed on. They do contrast nicely with the snow.
Jasminum nudiflorum is very tough. A good plant to have near the house so that it can be admired from the window.
I made this heart from the red stems of Cornus 'Elegantissima' which grows in my garden. It has been on my shed for several months so it has now faded. I will make another in the spring.