First signs? We dare to hope!
I just looked back at my 6WS for this weekend last year, and sure enough, it was full of crocuses (or even, crocii?). It’s been pretty miserable here the last week or so, but the flowers don’t seem to have noticed. A garden just around the corner produces the most beautiful tiny deep purple iris each Spring, but you have to be quick- they only last a few of days.
I thought we might take a stroll through some Portuguese countryside to get us in the mood? It arrives a little earlier there.
First we’ll cross a shallow ford
A pause to capture these. Sorry, but I don’t know their name.
A mother and her lamb view us with some caution
And then the hamlet of Malhada do Peres, enhanced by the almond blossom
Beautiful in close-up
The river bed is pretty dry, even this early
Then there’s this little jewel- a wild orchid
Obviously bird lovers live here (or builders!)
I’ve never seen these fruit on a cactus, either
All in all, a treasure trove, I think you’ll agree? What does Spring herald in your part of the world?
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