For some reason this winter has felt longer and colder and harder than any that have come before. I am sure it is a combination of early snow, illness and a lot of rain but this year for the first year ever I found myself longing for warmth and sun on my skin and weather warm enough to just relax in.
It is still a long way off I know that. But when I caught a little glimpse of this in our garden this week it felt as if Mother Nature was just whispering in my ear to hold on in there. Things are changing, life is stirring again and spring is on its way.
|Hellebores starting to flower in our back garden|