A bit of sunshine in the Charente Maritime and the seasons seem to slide before your eyes.
The violets appear.
The crocus pop up.
Daffodils usually signal the spring.
But there are still plenty of snowdrops in the garden.
The catkins are out.
The plum tree seems to be bursting to open its flowers.
The Hellebores are opening.
The Viburnum is buzzing with bees but the air temperature is only 8 degrees centigrade. I thought the air temperature should be much higher for them to be so active.
The winter honeysuckle still has flowers but less than before.
The Valerian has started to flower – in February?
The cellandine has decided it is springtime, much to the relief of the dronefly.
The celandine offers its nectar to bee and fly alike.
The wild strawberries are already flowering along the roadsides and starting to set their fruit.
The sun even brings out the butterflies.
Do they know it is February?