Every morning I take the eggs out to the stand at the front gate, turn round and follow the path up to the campsite on my way to go to the top of the field. So every morning I pass the cherry tree on my left but I didn't notice the first snowdrops yesterday, can they appear over night?
I knew the catkins on my Purple Leafed Hazel (Corylus Purpurea - I think)
were already showing as I cut a few to bring in the other day along with some bits of the variegated shrub in the picture that's similar to a holly but not prickly and a piece of the Scented Box ( ?).
The Christmas Rose or Hellebore is in bud too.
Then it rained and by golly it rained! The temperature dropped right down and stayed cold in a strong wind, so I've been crafting again this afternoon..
Thank you for comments yesterday. I'll try not to feel guilty doing craft things on a weekday morning!