A rather late and rather quick contribution to #SixonSaturday. Despite waking up horribly early this morning it has taken until late evening to write this. The tiny advantage of waking up at 5.30am was that I got to see the garden emerging from the dark, listen to the dawn chorus and with still a sprinkle of frost everywhere. So here’s my six:
- Frost covered snakeshead fritillary – beautiful flower at the best of times, enhanced by frost
2. A slightly frosty daffodil – they are looking their very best at the moment
3. Another daffodil – I’m afraid I don’t know what varieties any of these are – and I call them daffodils if they are yellow (or white) and have trumpets and come out in spring (even though I should call them narcissi). These have been a little nibbled by some visiting wildlife.
4. The first camellia flower of the season
5. Apple blossom – just about to open
6. Plum blossom – opening a little bit, I hope not too much as the frost might kill it. But here it is against a blue sky as the sun had come up by the time I took this:
So there’s my six, based on what I could see at, what for me was, an unholy hour of the morning. The rest of the day was spent doing some seasonal baking (more on that tomorrow), chatting about the blog and down on my knees hauling up some quite horrendous weeds.
For more about #SixonSaturday, see https://thepropagatorblog.wordpress.com/2017/09/18/six-on-saturday-a-participant-guide/