To raise our spirits I mean.
The unusually warm Spring and Summer last year certainly made the lockdown easier to bear. This year we are gradually coming out of a lockdown and I get my second jab this coming Saturday.
This year Spring is much later. Just think on this 12th April last year it was Easter and this was the photograph I took of the blossom on my apple tree.
This year the leaves are just getting going.
But the forget-me-nots that I always associate with apple blossom are out
and can you see that the Rosemary is also in flower.
The Primroses are going from strength to strength though.
And I have been so pleased to see all the little patches of Violets.
Falling over onto the paving.
and here is just one,
The Daphne I showed you earlier still has flowers with more to come and, as the wind blows, the scent gently wafts around.
My later Daphne that is much smaller has it’s first cluster of flowers
even more sweetly scented.
Lots of the flowers from earlier are still around and, if you look closely, you can see the Lily of the Valley just beginning to show.
Just a quick look now the sun has come out.