The 'St Patrick's Day' daffodils are just about out in time to celebrate their name day.
The moss that grows on our apple trees is a good indicator of the sort of weather that we get!
But spring is happening and the borders are springing back into life.
The camellias outside my kitchen window are in flower.
When they were first introduced into the country, brought back from China and Japan by the East India Company in the seventeen hundreds, they were thought to be delicate plants and were grown under glass. They certainly look very delicate, but, happily they've turned out to be as tough as old boots.
I love them.
I've picked a few to bring into the house.
With some supermarket roses for company.
It's wild out, the wind was howling about the house all night and has continued throughout the day. A pair of ring doves have built a very untidy nest in the fir tree by the front door. They didn't choose their site well and are obviously not an expert pair of builders.
"The doves are unhappy," Himself told me this morning."How do you know?" I asked. "How do you know what an unhappy dove looks like?" He pulled a suitable face, he had found their eggs smashed on the ground.
Do you have conversations like this?.