Sshhh... I don't want Mother Nature to hear, but could spring be actually with us? It's not official quite yet but the colours are beginning to give it away and the bird song has started that little bit earlier. Nature is beginning to wake up once again and breathe in the warmer air. Cheery, sunny faces are greeting us with happy surprises when we open our blinds and curtains in the mornings. My eyes looked out of my kitchen window and there, a few inches above the sodden earth, were two perfectly formed trumpets swaying in the breeze. Two hope giving flowers that were saying "yes, we've survived it".
The main sign came from two little words that make so much difference - High Pressure. These two words have brought respite to this battered country. The high winds have subsided and the gentle breeze now creates a more calming movement amongst the sea of daffodils.
My ears were alerted when I heard a report on the local news - "The daffodils have bloomed too early this year!" Pardon? How? We have just suffered the wettest winter on record, how on earth can these spring flowers be blooming? But here they are... acres upon acres of daffodils, too far in bloom to pick for the shops. Instead, just bringing beauty to the wet and dismal winter landscape.
As I drove down this tiny lane, I stopped the car to just marvel at the sight. Around here the fields are full and this was just one lane of so many around this area that have perfect rows of different species.
Who needs a garden to tend to when you live in one of these properties? Can you imagine the beautiful scenery from their windows during the spring months?
In my own garden the wildlife is slowly returning. One of my furry bundles has been a frequent visitor to tidy up the dusty pollen around the hellabores. How I have missed their business in the garden.
I'm so glad they look so healthy too with the sun shining off their wings!
This butterfly decided to have a well earned rest on my lap! Once it had finished it decided to sit on my head for everyone's amusement. A friendly chap indeed!
With the sun out and all things enjoying it, it was time to think about doing a spot of work and the seed packets were ready.
It wasn't long before the greenhouse was back in its productive mode again. I can't wait to start seeing the shoots again.
Then it was time to see what else had decided to pop up and say hello. The beautiful fresh green and white of the snowdrops. I just love their green skirts.
The gorgeous pink blossom against the dark wood. Some just had to made their way to my house flower arrangements!
The vibrant colours of the crocus always surprise me with their suddenness of making a show in the lawn.
And of course the start of many of a daisy chain! My lawn has a daisy patch that I guard with all my might!
So, the bunting is now out...
... the house vases and containers are now full...
... the leaves are full of veins pumping with life...
... and the spade needs a new handle!!
It's time to leave this cosy room (for a few hours at least) and enjoy the stunning landscape and weather while it lasts.
So from my house to yours, some daffodils from the local market (no I don't pick from the fields! - even though I think they are missing a trick here by not doing a 'pick your own' stall)...
I hope the weather is being kind to you, but if you are still suffering with the awful winter, I hope this post has brightened your day with what is to come!
Thank you so much for your visits and also your comments that you leave on your busy days, they are so lovely to see.
Have a wonderful weekend and week - and here is another ray of sunshine for you...
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