My mum didn't have to go to school to teach the sticky little people today. Instead, she was on something called a "training course" which meant that she got home an hour and a half earlier than normal - yay! So we enjoyed some extra quality time together. As it was sunny we went out in the garden and took some pictures of the spring flowers we have got so far. I thought that some of my friends who are still up to their tails in snow might like to see them.
The big daffodils aren't out yet but the little narcissi are. The snowdrops and the yellow crocuses (croci?) are already finished but there are lots of purple ones. These are some polyanthus mum bought at the weekend to cheer up an empty pot. There are lots of little wild violets which mum didn't plant, they just grow all over the place. These crocuses are on the wall by the front gate. I noticed that some new grass had started growing in the flowerbeds where there isn't supposed to be any grass, so I tasted some just to see if it was nice. *nom nom nom* Then something weird happened. We went indoors after taking pictures of spring flowers in the sunshine. About 10 minutes later there was a massive clap of thunder and all this hail started falling out of the sky. Within a few minutes everything was covered in white hailstones! Including the poor flowers.
A few minutes later the sun came out again and the hail all melted. So, even though it is looking like spring here, the weather is being pretty weird!