I had hoped to find a few snowdrops to pick, but it seemed a shame, so I left them to open and took the camera instead to capture a few spring pictures.
Sadly the slugs have also sensed fresh flowers about and they've ravaged patches of the delicate Iris Reticulata Katharine Hodgkin - my absolute favourite - I felt quite murderous....don't slugs EVER sleep?
I've also found some beautiful toadstools, which I find very fascinating.
The toadstool picture leads me neatly on to Hollow-tree, which is a quirky cross between a naturalistic piece in 1/12th scale and if you turn it around it's a 1/48th scale dwelling......I can't really call it a cottage can I?
I've been dithering about keeping it as it is a 'one and only', but I've decided it will go on our Coombe Crafts stand at The Thame Dolls House and Miniature Fair later in the month. Creating something like this that reflects my love of nature and wild things has given me huge pleasure and I'd like to do more when there is time......never enough is there?
If you click on the images you'll see more detail.
Thank you for looking and for kind comments, and a warm welcome to new Followers over the last few weeks.