For Mosaic Monday today I'm sharing some images of the beautiful countryside that surrounds our home as it begins to transition from winter to spring.
I found this lovely little ode to snowdrops, pretty little harbingers of spring already beginning to appear this month in gardens and lanes.
The Snowdrop, winter's timid child,
Awakes to life, bedew'd with tears.
- Mary Robinson
Here's what January has looked like hereabouts.
depleted log pile
moss growing on a cherry tree
clematite armandii "Apple Blossom" by the front door
daffodils in the garden
snowdrops; catkins, primroses, ajonc, wild orchid and late mushrooms in the lane
stormy skies above
silver birch trees swaying in the wind
|late afternoon as rain clouds start to move over the village once again|
Hazel or birch catkins, not sure which.
Another early sign of spring?