just this week the Daffodils, usually a common site along roadside verges and in gardens in March, are starting to bloom in earnest.
As the week has progressed there have been more and more appearing and it's a wonderful sight :0)
I couldn't resist stopping to get some photographs close up on more than one occasion......
Bright yellow with huge trumpets
Pretty pale yellow
and these with gorgeous orange centres.
They are such a happy sight when the countryside still looks like this...........
It all looks pretty dormant but if you look very closely there wild flowers beginning to bloom
Middle son spotted this teeny Speedwell at the edge of a field.
And in the wood more plants were making the most of the light conditions , flowering before the shade from the canopy of leaves appears.........
Dogs Mercury.....not very colourful but what a great name
Lots of yellow flowers near still water........
And in amongst the old fallen oak leaves.........
pretty little Celandine , with it's heart shaped leaves.
These miniature flowers may not be the showiest of species but, like the Daffodils, they herald warmer months and natures beauty to come.
I'm very much looking forward to that and I'm sure you lovelies in the Northern Hemisphere will feel the same .