Walking around the village this afternoon I was very happy to see colour blossoming in the lawns everywhere. Mostly this is coming from scattered crocuses in smart yellows and shades of purple, spilling down driveways and planted round community seats and trees. Along the wall in front of the village hall there are actually daffodils out and under hedges there are violets pushing through the ivy. So my posy today is a simple reflection of the wake-up vibe reverberating through the earth now. Spring is knocking …
When I knelt to pick some primroses I registered that I could smell them, a lovely light floral scent. It’s one of the reasons why it is so nice to bring them indoors in close quarters.
Stinking hellebore, Helleborus foetidus, fortunately doesn’t smell unless crushed, but offers wonderfully rigid crinoline bells with pink trimming.
I am continuing to make the most of snowdrops while they are still around and today, with the temperature soaring to 15 deg C, they were all fully extended like parasols rather than drops.
I have violets creeping around under the front hedge and sadly I rarely notice them, so it is nice to pick a few stalks for a vase and take the opportunity to smell them too. I love their elusive scent, but have I never understood the attraction of eating those Palma violet sweets that taste like a concentrated version of it.
So that is today’s posy for my desk, full of fresh things and scents. I’ve used a small ceramic ink pot to contain the flowers. It is a nice chunky shape and earthy colour.
I am joining in with Cathy’s IAVOM meme. I suggest that you take a look at the other contributions to this joyful weekly challenge, starting with Cathy’s beautifully staged masterpiece.