Photos Copyright: Maggie May
It is recognised globally, that the British are known for talking about the weather. Maybe it is to do with the fact that our climate is so variable that there is much to talk about. Its never the same from one day to the next and when I used to work in the school playground, I took a waterproof jacket, hat, scarf and gloves, as well as sunglasses and sun hat. That just about covered anything that our climate could throw at me.
I took some of these photos last week when we had a wonderfully warm, sunny day. Then just as I was about to post the photos, it changed back to Winter again and everything seemed very wet and drab and dreary.
However, today we are experiencing warm sunshine again.
The first two pictures were taken on one of my walks and I couldn't resist taking a photo of the cherry blossom flowers and the forsythia.
So far, I haven't been challenged about taking photos of other peoples' plants but I often wonder if that will happen one day.
This is from a corner that I have in my own garden of Pulmonaria. I am very fond of these little flowers that are among the first to appear after snowdrops and crocus. They hang their little heads, making it impossible for someone like me to get down low enough to take a photo of the underneath. I might never get up again if I was to lie down for a better view.
I have several tubs of miniature daffodils quite near to the house and these do bring cheer as I can look at them through the window if the weather isn't good.
The same with primulas that seem to withstand some neglect and come up time and time again.
Some of you might be wondering about my health. All I can say is, that I am still waiting for a CT scan and am not in any real pain.
Similarly, you might be wondering what became of the extended family in Japan. News from the grandparents tells that they are all reported safe but some of them may have lost homes.
In Tokyo and all the surrounding towns, the electricity is now rationed by power cuts and there isn't the usual selection of staple foods in the shops.
There is still much concern about the Nuclear problems but the good news is, that a person has been found alive and well in the debris, after eight days of searching.
That makes the rescue service seem well worthwhile, doesn't it?