A Glint of Gold

Last weekend the gardening season began! A sore back was the price to pay, and I paid gladly!

“All my hurts my garden spade can heal”

Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882

I hope Mr Emerson was right. I have a lot of work ahead of me!

I have begun to remove the insulating layer of autumn leaves and debris in my flower garden. It’s always a race against time to get it done before the first small bulbs start sprouting!

Apart from the welcome smell of earth and the birds singing – no, shouting! – their hearts out, I think the best moment was when I uncovered this:

Or was it when I discovered this?

Or this?

No, I think it was the crocus! (Click on the photos to see the detail!)

What’s growing in your garden?