It is Easter Monday and here I sit looking out at a snowstorm; I knew it smelled like snow yesterday. And I know that my friends and family in Canada are, many of them, still looking out at ice and snow. So, I thought I`d post a gallery today of pictures I have taken since about mid-February – so many of our spring flowers bloomed early, Daffs as early as January!
No matter where you are this Easter weekend, no matter what the weather, Spring is there, hiding, persevering, determined. One day, you`ll look out and see the Cilla, Snowdrops and Crocuses pushing their brave heads out of the snow. Then, you`ll know that Old Man Winter is finally going to rest.
Forget-Me-Nots hiding in the shelter of a planter on my patio.
Crocusses bring an incredible joy.
Green Alkanet infront of Bluebells over six weeks early!
Subtle but lovely spring colours create a tapestry in the landscape.
Basking in sunlight.
Lovely raindrops captured.
Daffs and Bluebells last week.
Daffs and Bluebells this week.
Cool forest floor, respite from a long walk.
Kamikazi Daffs last week.
Kamikazi Daffs this week.
Not sure what it is, but beautiful.
Big brother Daffs join the Miniature Daffs that have been open since mid-January.
A slightly closer view.
This is Fred, the old man of the village.
Crocuses in February, huddled into the winter short grasses.
Laurel in bloom.
This just makes me smile.
Growing through last year`s leaves.
So does this!
Delicate blossoms defy early March cold.