The snowdrops were underneath the snow, patiently waiting for the space and light to show themselves.
January has been a tiresome month here, no real problems but between us we've dealt with a few little irritations of life, vertigo, snow and ice, flu, broken laptop, broken phone etc so I am happy to bid farewell to the first month of the year and look at February as a fresh start.
The garden and the countryside is slowly waking and there are leaves of celandines, clumps of fern-like cow parsley and the first shoots of "Lords and Ladies" appearing in the verges. February seems a good time for new beginnings.
Happy February to everyone.