Although it is not quite as warm today as it was yesterday, there is hardly any breeze so getting out for a bit of garden maintenance seemed like the thing to do. Imagine my surprise when I found snowdrop leaves poking through the ground. As I continued tidying the bed by the pond, I even found one almost ready to bloom. (Normally, snowdrops bloom around the end of February or beginning of March in our area.)
Here's hoping that the rest of the winter of 2011-12 continues to remain so uncharacteristically mild.