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Friday, 28 January 2011

Carmine Springwatch 2011: spotted!

Warmer, and more humid than of late. No sun. Just clouds. Two degrees at 8am, and a scattering of snow in the frost-pockets.

Spotted in the last week:

Winter jasmine cascading down terrace walls.

Two early daffodils in a south-facing niche.

A pair of purple periwinkles nestling into the roots of a tree.


And...

The first camellias in triumphant bloom.

8 comments:

ladyfi said...

Lucky you! No sign of anything except snow...

V. said...

You've got eagle eyes!

LindyLouMac said...

No photos to cheer us?

choirgirl said...

Those camellias are early - ours are still in tight bud and not likely to open till at least March. Its really bitter weather here although sunny.

Caution Flag said...

Something is blooming? What a wonderful gift that would be in January.

Woodman said...

Frosts still with us until the middle of next week. Some signs of early bulbs showing through. Longer days on the way.

Louise | Italy said...

Ciao all -- your wish is my command. Photos on the way.

LindyLouMac said...

Goody :)

Friday, 28 January 2011

Carmine Springwatch 2011: spotted!

Warmer, and more humid than of late. No sun. Just clouds. Two degrees at 8am, and a scattering of snow in the frost-pockets.

Spotted in the last week:

Winter jasmine cascading down terrace walls.

Two early daffodils in a south-facing niche.

A pair of purple periwinkles nestling into the roots of a tree.


And...

The first camellias in triumphant bloom.

8 comments:

ladyfi said...

Lucky you! No sign of anything except snow...

V. said...

You've got eagle eyes!

LindyLouMac said...

No photos to cheer us?

choirgirl said...

Those camellias are early - ours are still in tight bud and not likely to open till at least March. Its really bitter weather here although sunny.

Caution Flag said...

Something is blooming? What a wonderful gift that would be in January.

Woodman said...

Frosts still with us until the middle of next week. Some signs of early bulbs showing through. Longer days on the way.

Louise | Italy said...

Ciao all -- your wish is my command. Photos on the way.

LindyLouMac said...

Goody :)