I don’t care what the calendar says. We may be a month and more from the first day of spring, but I went out in the yard today and flowers are happening! I’m so excited! I just love looking for the first few blossoms, don’t you?
There is a lot of this vetch in the front lawn.
Most people would think it’s a weed, but I think it’s lovely. The flowers start out in two shades of red purple, but they fade to blue-purple–and then they make teeny little bean pods that are so cute! I like how it wraps around other plants–sort of like it’s giving them a great, bit hug.
The jonquils are blooming too. I climbed up to smell them (their fragrance is really strong!) . . .
…and the whole flower cluster swayed to the ground. Hee hee hee! I guess I ate a few too many cookies over the holidays!
The patch of snowdrops under the bedroom window is blooming right on schedule!
This is a southern sort of snowdrop that doesn’t need a very cold winter. The other kind, the one with the three hangy-downy petals, doesn’t do well here, more’s the pity.
But ours still make wonderful hats!