Winter flowers

It's lovely being somewhere with a proper garden again - there's always something interesting to have a nosy at, and there are always at least a few birds going about their business. It's especially nice to see fantails again, and it's fun to watch the sparrows hopping in and out of their birdhouse. :)

This afternoon I went flower-hunting around the garden, and I found lots of pretty wintery ones, some showy, some shy. Daphne is definitely one of my favourite flowers (the scent is amazing)!

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A hyacinth ready to go


Pink daphne

White daphne

Chaenomeles or flowering quince

Violets where the titoki tree used to be


And snowdrops :)