Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Looking out of my bedroom window this morning, I spied my first dandelion flower of the year. Yes, I know they will soon be popping up everywhere and taking over the garden, but it was nice to see such a sunny harbinger of Spring - and only a week behind New Mexico too!
I also spotted the Lady's Mantle - Alchemilla Vulgaris, which is spreading all around my front garden border like - well - a mantle. What a lovely early morning drinking spot for the little grubs and birds.
Meandering round the garden is such a gentle and calming way to start the day. Just being there and noticing what else is sharing this space is a tonic for the soul.