My first crocus of 2015! One of the first flowers to come up each year, the crocus is said to be a powerful symbol of gladness as it opens to the sun, and to the goodness that is around us. Their sunny centers certainly speak to my heart as they carry the first promise of spring. I spotted these beauties in the churchyard of St. James the Less when we went back to get some photos of the church in today’s glorious sunshine. I just love how the winter sun casts such clean shadows on the old stonework, creating whole new trees out of nothing more than air and light.