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Winter celebrations - January 19

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The colour of springtime is in the flowers, the colour of  winter is in the imagination. Ward Elliot Hour

Winter celebrations - January 18

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The poetry of the earth is never dead. John Keats

Winter celebrations - January 17

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In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary. Aaron Rose

Winter celebrations - January 16

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Winter is the time for comfort - it is the time for home. Edith Sitwell

Winter celebrations - January 15

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Nature has undoubtedly mastered the art of winter gardening and even the most experienced gardener can learn from the unrestrained beauty around them. Vincent Simeone

Winter celebrations - January 14

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People don't notice whether it's summer or winter when they're happy. Anton Checkov

Winter celebrations - January 13

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Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart. Victor Hugo

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Winter celebrations - January 12

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There are so few gardens to visit at this time of year and the ground here in England is so waterlogged after weeks of rain that it's virtually impossible to work in the garden or walk in those that are open, so for the next seven days, I'm going to celebrate winter with a series of photographs that depict the slowly lengthening days in January.

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Take the walkway to heaven this winter at Cornwall's Eden Project

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When news of Cornwall's ambitious new Eden Project began to appear in newspapers and on television screens in the late 1990s, it sparked considerable public interest, although many said that the ambitious £140 million venture, funded partially by the Millennium Commission, was doomed to fail. The visitor centre opened in 2000 so the public could see what all the fuss was about while the former china clay pit was being converted into a horticultural Mecca. In March 2001 the whole site opened and in its first year of operation, more than two million visitors walked through the door.