Despite the snow showers that we have had today and I know that the worst of winter is still to come, there is evidence that once again Spring will happen this year. I was out in the garden this weekend and noticed the tough green shoots of spring plants breaking through the cold bare earth. I just wanted to record some of the little wonders and perhaps keep track of their progress. So, most of the shots are not very pretty but I find that their appearance in the depth of winter is worthy of comment.
The alliums are a new planting. I was impressed enough by some on one of my visits last year to formal gardens, that I decided I had to try some in my little garden. I am sure the adjacent picture is of daffodils because I moved them last year.
The star of the show is actually in bloom and is always a welcome sight in January.
I know it is only a little bunch of snowdrops, but they have been there for a few years now and I have no idea how they got there. I cannot remember ever planting snowdrops. In fact I never used to plant bulbs before, despite vowing every spring to do so. I took half a dozen pictures of them and only this one was worth showing. I used to think it was an easy task to take photographs of stationary objects, I am beginning to find that is not the case, especially when they are down there on the ground and it is wet and cold!
So, I know it’s not very much of a post, but I have been encouraged to persevere. I can’t wait for the alliums to develop although I think I may have a few months to go.
The birds in the garden were a bit sparse today and when they did visit, their appearance was brief and twitchy. The best I could capture was this green finch on the sunflower seeds. They do hang around a bit and will chase off other pretenders for the feeder. I did get some pictures of chaffinches, but none were good enough. They will turn the other way just as you squeeze the button 🙂
Thats it for now. Hope you enjoy.