Sunday 28 January 2018

Mosaic Monday # 70 - early signs of spring

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

This month the weather has been wet and windy but there have been some beautiful sunny days too.
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?


  1. What glorious pre-spring photos - I love the flowers. We have a few things sprouting a little - but nothing like you are showing. I do so look forward to spring.

  2. January is a beautiful month in Normandy. Love that first photo with the stone house. How eagerly we all anticipate spring. It's exciting to see all the harbingers in your garden.

  3. Hi Maggie!
    Such beautiful signs of spring, already showing so early in the year where you live! We have much more winter to deal with here.

  4. Signs of Spring----Oh yes. I have similar catkins on the Filber/Hazelnut trees

  5. Daffodils already! Be still my heart. Mid-winter looks wonderful in have seasons, but not too severe apparently. I could live with that.

  6. Luv the snowdrop flowers and the shadows on the lawn. An inspiration of newness

    Happy Monday

    much love...

  7. How wonderful to see early signs of spring. We have just had a January thaw so most of snow is gone, but I’m sure more winter weather will be on its way.

  8. How very lovely!! I especially like the photo of the daffodils!! Have a grand week!

  9. Lovely images of awakening Spring, Maggie. Just as we are becoming aware of the shortening days and the first timid signs of Autumn, Downunder!

  10. Fragrant Spring flowers are one of the joys of the year, Maggie! Lovely entry.

  11. I really enjoyed your photos from around your garden. The start of spring is the most magical time. Enjoy.

  12. Hi Maggie, I can see why you love where you live! Every image you share of the area -- no matter the season -- is lovely. Lucky you. Happy Monday and thanks for hosting!

  13. I love looking at the trees coming to life and shadows on the grass! And of course flowers are always a welcome sign of Spring. We have....wait for it....POLLEN already! heehee! But also some beautiful new red leaves on the maples! Enjoy your day! Happy MM! Hugs, Diane

  14. Maggie, I love the shadow of the tree on the green the best. We are not close to spring yet. Thanks for sharing. Sylvia D.

  15. Love seeing the beginnings of spring peeking through the garden. Thank you always for your 70th Mosaic Monday. Hugs.

  16. I have no posts to share, alas, darling Maggie, but I anted to enjoy your Monday post, so precious to me, to say hello and wish you a most wonderful new week!

    Blessings of joy are sent on your way

    XOXO Dany

  17. Beautiful images! We aren't seeing signs of spring yet.

  18. I love seeing your start of spring since yesterday we had six inches of snow (after a thaw, but still... I know. It's only January. The flowers are just lovely and so is your pretty home!

  19. Maggie - as you know, I am enjoying winter and in no rush for it to end. Having said that, I did feel a twinge of jealousy with the greening of your lawn, and the sight of daffodils. Sigh ... Your mosaics this week are bewitching, especially the ones of the trees. Thanks for hosting!

  20. So wonderful to see signs of springs. I wish it was happening here.
    Thank you for sharing. Those snowdrops are delightful!

  21. Dearest Maggie; What a GREAT post introducing us your surroundings♡♡♡ I LOVE the snowdrops and the poem. I needed to check the word 'bedewed' and learned how it is used:-) I posted narcissus but it's snowing a little(^^;)
    Thank you SO much for hosting and comments♪
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*


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