Thursday, 1 February 2007



Thank you D. for the graphic.


February brings the rain,
Thaws the frozen lake again.

Just come back in after a rather cold walk with Stuart. It is very mild today but there is a cold wind now. While walking it was nice to see many snowdrops  crocus and winter aconite out already. Below is a picture of our hellebore. This is the first year we have had this one and we have had two big flowers on it. I bought the plant in Wells next the Sea on holiday last year so I am really pleased with the result.  I had one before, but it died an early death because I had my Dad's dog at the time and it was a favourite spot for the leg cocking leg process. I have a pot of snowdrops just coming out that I rescued from a lay-by. Someone had been digging them up and left some lying about, so I brought them home and planted them up in a tub and they have really thickened up in the two years I have had them.  I know its against the law to dig up snowdrops but they were gong of die lying where they were in the middle of a lay-by. Think that's about it for today not a great deal happening just now so I will wish you good evening.


















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msecz said...

you are so lucky.... it will be months yet before we see any flowers here. Sandra

bronny42 said...

Hi Joan. I do envy you able to get out and walk that is something I miss such a lot, to be able to walk through the woods.  I have to get about so much in the car but I am greatful for that.  The picture is stuning.  There are not a lot of flowers out here in my garden a few snowdrops, but the dafodills are really trying to poke thier heads through. Its Hannah day for Idris and I today, she has just gone home so we can relax.  Love having her but find it very tiring. Kathie.

jeadie05 said...

Yes its been like a spring day here too today very pleasant ,and how cheery to see all the spring flowers Jan xx

ally123130585918 said...

Glad you saved those snowdrops Joan better take them home than leave them to die ~ We haven't any out in the garden as yet but I notice those Daffs and Tulips we planted last year are pushing there way through ~ the picture of your Hellebore is beautiful ~ Ally

astoriasand said...

Yes it's been like spring here today and lots of visitors have been walking the seafront.It is still mild against last weeks cold spell and snow fall we had.OH!! that Hellebore is beautiful,snowdrops are so lovely ar'nt they how they bob there heads they multiply fast.I love them so.Well you had a nice walk out,which I am happy to read,shame many carn't just now, as the  weather is too bad for them.Take Care God Bless.Have a lovely week ahead.

bobandkate said...

A beautiful picture Joan. I'm glad you rescued the snowdrops. It was the right thing to do! And now you get the pleasure out of them every year. I thought it was cooler today, especially when the breeze blew up this afternoon,

jmoqueen said...

Gorgeous flower Joan :)  It's amazing how many of the flowers are making an early appearance.  We are waiting for the Daffs to open up outside our office window.  It's a clear sign the weather is seriously screwed up isn't it?


jlocorriere05 said...

It's mild here too Joan, I don't know what's up with our weather, we've had daffodils in flower in our garden at work since January 1st!! You Hellebore is so pretty, I love the delicate markings on it! Jeannette xx  

sarajanesmiles said...

Aww, snowdrops are so pretty, I'm glad you saved them :o)
Sara   x

irisheyes1929 said...

very nice picture.  Our temperature in Illinois right now is -6 Farenheit.  Our windchills got down to -25 to -30 last night.  BRRR!