After many, many weeks of cold, dark, rainy and sometimes snowy times, finally the first herald of spring has arrived in our front garden. The snowdrops have started to bloom. Unfortunately, they haven’t yet brought any crisp, sunny days with them, so my camera was sulking when I took the photo of them, refusing to believe that I didn’t want to use a flash! And, as I was balancing somewhat precariously to take the picture, it’s a little fuzzier than I’d like. However, you get the general gist. I’d not noticed them because I always look to the right when I leave the house, looking for where the snowdrops were last year. This year, though, there’s only one lonely looking little snowdrop sitting in last year’s patch, so I think something has been at the bulbs. So, I had a lovely surprise to see this healthy looking little patch around the left side of my house.
This is the view from the front of our house, so we had a grandstand view of these beautiful sky colours from our living room window. Again, I don’t think my camera really did the sunset justice last night. It amazes me that such colours can be seen in the sky, and I sat gazing at it, enraptured, for some time before it occurred to me to rush outside with my camera.
Little bits of blue are just starting to appear through the clouds, so hopefully this afternoon will be a little brighter than we’ve grown accustomed to over the past couple of weeks. I find it very hard to get energised to do anything when the world outside looks so grey and gloomy. Bring on balmy spring days!