Monday, 14 February 2011

Another stray coin




The best of England, thought Mrs Miniver,
as opposed to countries with reasonable climates,
is that it is not only once a year that you can say,
"This is the first day of spring."

Today was one of those days
when the sun shone a little more warmly,
the birds sang a little more sweetly
and even the garden of doom 
had snowdrops and crocuses
to show off.


While it lasted that day had been part of 
the authentic currency of spring -
a stray coin tossed down carelessly on account.


6 comments:

  1. Oh I wish I had a mass of snowdrops instead of three or four dotted about.

    And yes, the cakes have got to stop :o(

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  2. Beautiful photos...there's nothing like that just yet where I'm from. We're still snow-covered. Another reason I wish I lived in England!

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  3. I've been neglecting blogland - thank you for a lovely few inutes catching up with "U or B" world

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  4. Miss Miniver is wonderful. My snowdrops are just starting to open, but no crocuses yet, except the ones on the photo my niece sent from Vancouver Island.

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  5. refreshing sights where we are still covered with snow ...

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  6. You captured this beautiful early herald perfectly.

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