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First Hints of Spring

Our first crocus of 2017 appeared on my birthday….
Spring IS going to come again!

Fair-handed Spring unbosoms every grace; throws out the snowdrop and the crocus first.
– James Thomson

21 Feb 2017

Harbingers of Spring

Crocus

January is drawing to a close and we’re already enjoying some harbingers of spring. We have dozens of blooms poking up in our back garden, and today’s cheery sunshine is warming my soul.

Fair-handed Spring unbosoms every grace; throws out the snowdrop and the crocus first.
– James Thomson

28 Jan 2016

Back in the World

Crocus

Crocus sativus. Just look at these little beauties opening to the sun, little symbols of cheerfulness and hope . Our weather has been absolutely glorious for the past two days, making it a real pleasure to be making my way gently back into the world again.

18 Feb 2015

Gladness!

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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.

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19 Jan 2015

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