Journeys with Janus

Amongst the Roman pantheon of deities sits Janus. Representing beginnings and transitions, this is the god after whom the month of January is named. Depicted as having two faces, one looking back to the past and the other looking in the opposite direction towards the future, Janus captures perfectly the duality I always experience as the year draws to a close. 

The Soul of the Rose

Given that the rose was named Gardeners' World Jubilee Flower earlier this month, Country Life's choice of Waterhouse's The Soul of the Rose for its cover, published just two days before, was somewhat prescient. Both pleased me immensely.

The Fools Who Dream

Mr Moore tells me that he's constantly got some track or other playing in his head. That's rarely the case with me, but January proved to be an exception.