A bonus day today – 29th February – added back in Roman times to get us back in sync with the astronomical year, to get us back on track. I remember in my secondary school days when there was that thrilling yet terrifying prospect of a day when girls could propose to boys. Such ridiculous excitement. Queen Margaret of Scotland (in the 1400s) is recorded to have brought in a law with hefty fines for any man who turned down a woman’s proposal. I’m sure there was much glove-wearing at the time.
Anyway, tomorrow is March and March is definitely spring. Spring, not winter. So, with a spring in my step I picked this (rather obvious, though it is) selection of perfect tiny spring blooms from the garden this morning. Tete-a-tete daffs, primroses, grape hyacinths, snowdrops and a solitary purple geranium. The sight of these petite blooms fills me with delight and optimism for the growing season ahead. I’m off to the garden centre later to buy seeds; there are garden vouchers burning a hole in my pocket. I have visions of clouds of cosmos, drifts of Californian poppies studded with a dark blue/purple something or other, and borage and calendula around the veg plot.
I’m joining in again with Cathy at Rambling in the Garden and all the lovely Monday vases. Thank you for hosting such a joyful gathering Cathy.