Wednesday, January 26

oh, what took you so long?


I feel like I've been waiting forever for the first sign of snowdrops. . .

to me, their optimistic fight against the worst of the Great British Freeze marks the beginning-of-the-end of winter (yes I know we still have the grey days of February to go) and lights the beacon for primroses and daffodils to start pushing through, followed by bluebells. . .and the warm, light-filled days of summer. . .

is it just me getting older or have the past couple of months been a tad wearying?

16 comments:

Hen said...

Oh no, they've definitely been wearying. Oh to just spend February somewhere hot and sunny, eh? Thanks for the snowdrops photo, first I've sen this year...
Hen x

Jee said...

I think most of us would agree with you about the last couple of months, Elaine. Today is grey and dreary and yesterday was freezing - long for a blue sky and a bit of sunshine. Lovely to see snowdrops - nothing seems to be happening in our garden. It can only get better, surely.

Autumn Mist said...

Goodness, there is no sign of them here yet, I keep looking, you must be slightly ahead of us. They are lovely to see, though, aren't they? Tbh I don't think this winter has been as tough as last year, as by then we still had snow. Can you have a look at this when you get a mo and see if it's something you'd like to join in with? Thanks
http://chickensinmykitchen.blogspot.com/2011/01/pay-it-forward.html

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

How marvelous!!! Spring is coming!!!

Mimi and Tilly said...

Spring is on it's way! The past couple of months have definitely been a tad wearying! After a bit fo a blogging break, I'm back. Lovely to catch up on your news. x

tracey @ the vintage bothy said...

Hey Miss Bunny
I had to resort to buying some daffs last week, I had to have some spring colour. You are quite right the dark, rain & snow seem to have been here forever, I did notice that it was still quite light a 5pm last night, but it is those nasty dark mornings....ugh!
I have been looking everyday for green shoots, but so far we just have hellebores.
Josie x

Hesta Nesta said...

Hi Elaine
I do agree the past few weeks have been really draining. I have been laid up with 'man flu' which has made it really depressing!! I am so looking forward to brighter and warmer days and getting back to making things for the fairs...and the car boot season starting.
Jo xx

Vintage Tea Time said...

No, it's not just you, Elaine - I get the impression from Blogland,and from real life, that this past couple of months have got a lot of people down. We've got snowdrops here now though and the hellebores are starting to bud up, so we're on our way! Abby x

Rose H (UK) said...

I agree, we really need a change in the weather. My snow drops have just started to peep through - keeping my eye on them;o)

bad penny said...

I have to keep reminding myself that it's only January with a lot of winter weather left to go. My tete a tete are showing themselves though

trashsparkle said...

Thanks for the gorgeous clump of snowdrops pic - very uplifing! Mine have started shooting, but the rest of the garden's a disasterzone; thanks to next door' badly behaved appletree, the leaves and rotting windfalls of which are suffocating everything else.

trashsparkle said...

"uplifting" even. though "uplifing" could be a new word for mustering cheer in winter doomtimes...;)

Menopausal musing said...

Lovely photos Elaine: our snowdrops are only just poking through all the leaves. This HAS been a VERY draining winter. Here's hoping for a lovely Spring like last year............

OhSoVintage said...

I love snowdrops and that's a lovely photo. And I just LOVE that teddy in your header.
Ruth x

VintageWantsNotNeeds said...

Wow what a coincidence I saw my first snowdrop yesterday, I tickled it under its little white chin and made a wish. Yeh Spring is around the corner.

John Gray said...

the snowdrops are so late this year!

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