well, perhaps that is an exaggeration, but all the species crocus are in full flood and my lovely purple striped ones (my favourites) are beginning to put in an appearance. Those bright, dark purple ones always remind me of those bright purple boiled sweets we had as kids, we always called them pin cushions.
Best of all the Lenten roses (hellebore) are in full bud and a bit more sunshine will bring them out. Beautiful.
And to add to all that, another harbinger of Spring is that Mike, the hedge-cutter, is here with his fancy machine. We like to get our hedges cut in good time to give them a bit of time to grow before bird-nesting time. The hedges in the photograph here are usually home to the nests of hedge sparrows and yellow hammers. Blackbirds seem to prefer the holly hedges which are higher. There are plenty of those round the vegetable garden.
March tomorrow - it can do what it likes in the way of weather now can't it, because we know it won't be for long. Incidentally, speaking of weather, how quickly the Somerset levels and the banks of the Thames went out of the news once the sensationalism had been taken out of it. I for one would like to know - has the water begun to recede, how are they all coping, has any of that promised money from the Government filtered down, has the clean-up begun? But of course, it is not news anymore is it? The papers have all moved on elsewhere.