I was having a wander round the garden today, making the most of the winter sunshine and blue sky and I felt quite optimistic on seeing all the plant growth. I know we are not through winter yet and I am sure that we shall be getting snow, but I enjoyed the moment. Above are some crocuses, planted in a pot with alliums and narcissus.
There really was a blue sky today.
The first signs of some snowdrops.
The curled buds of sedum leaves, waiting for the warmer weather.
Magnolia 'Susan' with the start of fluffy buds against the blue sky.
Winter flowering jasmine, giving a cheerful and much appreciated splash of yellow.
The yellow echoed in an early primrose.
Even Scruffy made the most of the mild day and observed me while I looked at my plants, also keeping an ear out for birds or marauding cats. Days like this, after all the grey, dull, wet weather are such a tonic!
(My optimism nearly didn't last as today's post almost didn't happen due to Blogger not letting me upload any photos for some reason. I then saw that Liz from Shortbread and Ginger had exactly the same problem, had posted about it and had been advised to change to Google Chrome as it seemed to be a problem with Internet Explorer. I used Google Chrome for this post and the photos have uploaded as usual, so thank you to Liz!)