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Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Springtime? Maybe!

I wasn't intending to do another post this year but just had to show you these.

The verges around here are planted with swathes of different varieties of daffodils which all come out at different times and you may remember back here I showed you some of the earliest daffodils in bloom at Christmas.  I hadn't noticed any yellow flowers when we had passed in the car and so this afternoon I decided to go for a walk and see if perhaps there were any in bud.


 I set off through the wood in the opposite direction to yesterday's walk enjoying the views between the trees and listening to the sound of birdsong - those birds must have thought it was springtime by the sound of it .....

 ...noticing this lovely lichen on some fallen tree trunks.

 Here are a couple of trees which have recently been broken - probably what I heard the other night!  But just look at that sky today.


 Leaving the wood I walked through a small estate and out onto the main road - this is the view to my left - hard to imagine that there were lorries and cars thundering alongside isn't it?!

 And sure enough amongst the grass and fallen leaves there were indeed daffodils in bud just waiting for a few more mild days with some sunshine like this afternoon's to break out in full bloom.

 
And on my way up the road home I saw this little primrose in a neighbour's garden - ours are not showing yet but this brave little soul was flowering happily.  So it's beginning to look a lot like Spring here!  Happy New Year and may these brave little flowers be an omen of better things to come.

19 comments:

  1. Wonderful, just what I love to see Jane! :)
    Wishing you health and happiness in 2014!!!
    V xxx

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  2. Loving the thought spring might come early but think it might be too close to call given the weather forecast here. Have a happy 2014.

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  3. Blue sky and signs of new life! I think spring is a long way off yet but we are at the right side of Christmas now and have all the spring flowers to look forward to. x

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  4. that made me feel a bit better. 3 feet of snow here and - 15 Celsius.
    best foR 2014

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  5. Wonderful little signs, the promise of spring just around the corner fills my heart with joy. I just noticed yesterday some shoots popping through in a pot in my back garden and the primrose are struggling through :) Just found your lovely blog through Hettie Brown. Happy new year,best wishes julie xxx

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  6. it is amazing to see these glimpses of Spring already isn't it? I was so surprised to see the blossom in the park the other day and our daffodils are sprouting as well - a promise of what is to come!

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  7. May 2014 bring you all good things xx

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  8. Lovely to see signs of growth. I have primroses in flower and even one cowslip..... AND the rhubarb is appearing!
    Happy New Year.

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  9. Can't wait for Spring. Have not seen any daffs here yet. But will now keep my eyes open.
    Happy New Year.
    Rosezeeta.

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  10. It is quite mild I think, we have some primroses blooming to the garden is quite sheltered here. I have a feeling in my bones that the snow will come though :) xx just wanted to say a big thank you for all your kind comments and send a hug your way x

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  11. What a lovely post Jane, it gives me hope that we shall be out of the dreary winter soon enough.

    Happy 2014.

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  12. It seems so early for daffodils, but I am already looking for signs of them in my garden too. Lets hope spring is just around the corner!

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  13. Gosh, that is amazing that there are signs of daffodils already..and a primrose too. That has certainly cheered me on the darkest wetest evening imaginable!! Lizzie

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  14. What wonderful photos, the lichen is amazing. And how lovely to see daffodils up and a primrose flowering. Signs of life indeed!

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  15. you lucky duck... living in that mild climate. I enjoyed the walk with you!

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  16. Somenhow I missed this one till now. I know this is the time of year when your weather is not too good .... but this year you seem to be having quite a few nice days too ?? Lovely walk and signs of spring. We're looking forward to cooler days but there are plenty of hot ones to come yet. I guess you are in for more cold and miserable before you can really bank on a change too.

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  17. Happy New Year to you too!!!!

    Penny
    x

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  18. Very best wishes for 2014, hope it is a good year. Ash x

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