Normally February brings rain to thaw the frozen pond again..but the first day of February is warm and blowy but dry, and I don't think that our pond has frozen over once this season. Cathy's post this week features spring flowers and springs! And if you visit there, you'll also have the benefit and linking to others who join in with this posting.
I could have picked the first of my Tenby daffodils, which I planted back in 2008 which had started in flower last week. I'll leave them for passers by to enjoy for another week or so.
My contribution is picked from the back garden. Making up this very little posy are 'wild' primroses, aconites, single snowdrops and Pulmonaria Sissinghurst.
My little vase is an ink bottle I bought a few years ago when visiting an enactment at a Castle in Wales, they had bits and pieces to do with calligraphy, and I also bought a nice journal covered with leather, and the recipe for making ink with oak galls! I haven't got round to making the ink yet.
I wasn't quite sure where to place it as it is so small, and was moving it round to the house to find the best light to picture it in...since I think the little bottle could double up as a scent bottle, here it is on my dressing table.