The hyacinth on the windowsill has finally decided to flower. I've seen lots of beautiful hyacinths in blogland over the last couple of weeks but mine is a bit late to the party. Never mind, there's nothing like making an grand entrance and smelling wonderful to boot!
A cup of tea and a toasted teacake. Just what you need after a cold wintery dog walk - and no, I wasn't sharing with the dog!
Snowdrops are finally peeping through, we're lucky to have lots of them in our garden and I always love seeing their little white heads appearing through the drabness of the winter borders.
Hellebores too! These ones are tucked away underneath the apple tree and it's easy to miss them unless you go looking. It always makes me so happy to spot flowers that I haven't noticed before.
More hellebores. I just love them in all their varieties - even the stinking ones that seem to be taking over one of the borders. This one is the Corsican hellebore, Helleborus argutifolius. Aren't those serrated leaves wonderful?
And the thing that's made me most happy today ... my skein of Sparkleduck yarn for my new socks is now in a ball and I've made a start on the gauge swatch. Happy, happy, happy!
This week I've discovered Planet Penny Happy Friday and it's been lovely to see everybody else's happy moments. Flowers, beautiful skies, pets and knitting ... what wonderful, uncomplicated souls we are!