The old rhyme goes 'February fill dykes'. Well in the South of England December and January have done that so we are hoping that February won't make a significant contribution! That said we are beginning to see the first signs of spring. The dogwood though, reminds us that winter is still very much with us
But wait, there are definite signs of spring around, in the shops there are daffodils,
in the garden, snowdrops,
The Christmas Roses - late as usual!
and even a shy very early violet peeping through giving a splash of colour
Last February we went to see the snowdrops at Welford Park, it was a horrible sleety day but somehow magical, so I am reposting the short film I made of that day - enjoy1