The year draws to a close with the first flood of the winter.
An automated call from the Environment Agency last Saturday (for the River Dee, Llangollen to Eccleston), but I've just about managed to get by with just a large puddle developing in a low spot and the access track.
During the recent days of rain I've been busy now and then indoors with paperwork for some new project ideas - mainly concerning a large number of young trees, Forestry Commission / Natural Resources Wales detail, agri-environment registration details and legal aspects.
The new year could prove to be quite interesting...
A bit of a wait now until April, after a recent surprise mention of my orchard in The Sunday Telegraph and making the finals of 'Gardening Against The Odds' with a trip to The Grand Conservatory of Syon House pencilled in.
A rather positive end to an initially uncertain 2014, after health aspects reduced areas of activity on several fronts.