Year of Grace, Day 133. See-saw spring

Just when I thought spring was getting going, we’re back to single-digit temperatures. Today it’s positively wintry at 5ºC! The early spring flowers don’t seem to mind this see-sawing between winter and spring.

Primrose

Primrose

If you notice, there are two heart-shaped bites (made by a love-struck slug, perhaps?) on one of the bottom leaves of the primrose.

Skimmia

Skimmia

The skimmia is almost ready to burst into perfumed bloom — one or two buds are just on the verge.

I may moan about the return to chilly weather, but the lower temperatures make the flowers last just that bit longer, so I cannot really complain.