For once it has been a dry day with wall to wall Sunshine.
At least some of the local flora assumes Spring is round the corner. It was January 16th when I saw the first Winter Aconite open its flower. Now the whole batch is in full bloom:
Also showing are some small clumps of Snowdrops in the Churchyard:
Surprisingly a few of the flowers are showing on my corkscrew Hazel bush:
These are easy to miss as the red part is no more than 4mm across. Unfortunately the few that have opened will be of no use to the plant as all the catkins are still tightly closed.
The last dregs
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