as is the ornamental cherry tree.
These miniature daffodils are standing up well to today's wet and windy weather, while our one and only full size daff is lying on the ground.
All the yellow crocus have been eaten by the birds. Yes, I've spotted the dandelion too. It won't be there long!
These primroses have been in flower since just before Christmas and survived three lots of snow and weeks of hard frost. They are looking really good at present.
I planted the bulbs of these pretty little flowers years ago and can't remember what they are. There were just five or six to begin with and they have formed a lovely clump and come up every year.
Here are the rest of my birthday goodies, bought today on a trip into town with my two youngest daughters. It rained most of the day and it was my intention to treat us all to a nice lunch on the way home. To be fair we were rather late but the first course wasn't good and the dessert was so long coming I asked for a refund and we went without. At the back in the pic above are Cosmic Shimmer Mist sprays which contain mica in the pigment and give a lovely metallic sheen. There is a flower shaped paper punch, a small wooden stamp in the shape of a very lifelike sheep, a much larger unmounted stamp of wild flowers, three Sakura pens and three Distress Ink pads and .............
these three hanks of wool tops for needle felting and a sheet of stickers with a variety of greetings and sentiments as well as very realistic insects. At least the wool tops have a textile connection, or I might find myself drummed out of the group I belong to! If the other members read this post they will discover my secret life as a closet crafter!