February 1 was traditionally considered the first day of spring in Ireland. This year at that time, we were in our one week or so of winter, but it didn't take long for spring to arrive. It's been unseasonably warm for a couple of weeks and I've already been dealing with the usual spring/summer crud as a result.
On the bright side, I picked a few chard leaves this morning and cut some rosemary and oregano, which I will use in supper tonight.
Also, the flowers are beautiful. Especially for those of you still experiencing winter, here are a few to add some bright pops of colour to your day.
Whatever season it is in your part of the world, I hope you're having a lovely day!