Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Look what the sun's brought out...

Isn't the secret heart of a crocus the loveliest thing?

As the clouds rolled back petals unfolded to embrace the sun - and what passing insect could resist those pollen-y parts? From a distance this seems to be just another white crocus but seen up close its petals are delicately lined in lilac.



Above our first daffodils - they may be Tête à Tête, refugees from pots and tubs. The natives, N. pseudonarcissus are still tucked in the grass, biding their time.

Dreamy, creamy primroses......as children we used to pull their heads off and sip the nectar. Now I prefer to leave them be.

And there's always someone isn't there? Got to be different....

10 comments:

Twiglet said...

Spring has sprung then, up in the mountain kingdom! It was a glorious afternoon but very chilly over here.

Wipso said...

Glad to see spring has sprung up in them there hills :-).....hehehe I just read Jo's blog and realised we have nearly written the same....it's always happening :-)
A x

Pondside said...

*sigh*
I am trying hard to be excited about the moss that has been uncovered by the (finally) melting snow. I can't wait to see a spot of colour!

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

I got so excited about the sun this afternoon I quite forgot to look for flowers .... not that I would have had much luck yet .
Luckily I can enjoy yours . Those primroses are perfect !

Fennie said...

Spring is properly springing. I saw my first lamb today. Crocus and tete a tete (forget the accents) out in the garden. Daffs still in bud. Comfrey shooting, tulips taking the air. Speedwell struggling, flowering currant bursting with pink and green.
Oh yes, spring is coming.

Cro Magnon said...

Sadly we have no primroses here in France, but we do have cowslips by the barrel-load. Isn't it great to be able to see spring break out the world over.

Preseli Mags said...

Look at all those yummy blooms! I still have my one solitary Tenby daffodil *sighs enviously*. I'll just pop out and tell all those tight little buds in my garden about the big open blooms in yours. Perhaps I'd better wait for them to thaw first...

Nikki-ann said...

So beautiful :) Our daffs haven't flowered yet, but there is snowdrops about.

Mark said...

I noticed your comment over at Views From The High Peak (isn't that good blog, I always think).

Welshpool: more of back door more than gateway I'd say... and yet I have affection for it too. I won the towns triathlon in 1989, my fastest time ver by some way - and then we learned the running course was about two miles too short. Oh well, nobody seemed to mind.

I lived in Wales for many years and miss it terribly; I now live two thirds of the time in Wiltshire and the rest in Pembrokeshire.

If you pop over my blog there are lots of posts about Wales in one form or another

Cait O'Connor said...

No daffs out here yet only snowdrops, crocuses and primroses. Cyclamen too and daphne.
Great crocus pic!