So I have been missing from the Six on Saturday slot for a while. All has been quiet in the garden, but things are beginning to stir. (Apologies for picture quality this week – photos taken with phone and not camera).
Look – the first snowdrops!
And the first hellebore.
Under the shelter of the porch, two foxgloves have decided to self-seed.
We have a new bird bath. Our wild birds often use the pond for a wash, but hoping they will like this too.
They may wait for warmer weather though. We had the tiniest sprinkling of snow this morning, over frost. Hoping for a little bit more tomorrow.
Definitely the time of year for potato and leek soup.
Today in Ireland we celebrate St. Brigid’s day. It is also seen as the first day of spring on the Celtic calendar – not that it feels like it outside. Still there is a stretch to the evenings now, and the first crocuses, snowdrops and primroses are showing. Each morning, as we walk to the school-bus stop the birds are cheering us with their songs. January is gone and we have something to look forward too. My fingers are starting to itch to get into the greenhouse and see what’s growing.