The first signs of Spring
11th February 2011
Here we are in the middle of February with Spring just around the corner. I remember bright yellow aconites as the first flower to bloom but sadly there are none in the hotel garden. Fortunately I have a few patches of snowdrops. More can be seen on Whitcliffe Common and there is a bank of them just outside the hotel on Priors Halton Lane. The snowdrops in the picture have many petticoat layers and remind me of little ballerinas. A patch of pink cyclamen will be next to flower under the silver birch tree at the bottom of the garden. What are your first signs of Spring?