this morning there’s a bitterly cold wind so I just had a quick look round. All the daffodils are now showing, such as these in the long planter. The ones below are the dwarf Tete-a-tetes.
The distinctive leaves of the perennial cornflowers (centaurea montana) are regrowing.
The weather, especially the rain and wind, hasn’t been kind on the crocuses Snow Bunting, which aren’t looking too good as some have flopped and others are a bit ragged.
Today is Imbolc in the Celtic calendar, the mid-point between the winter solstice and the spring equinox marking the earth’s awakening from cold. It’s also known as Candlemas, the quickening of the year.
Have a good weekend!