Festivals – been and gone,
gifts unwrapped, eaten, broken.
The year has turned,
hunkered down til Spring has sprung
Pray it’s not too long.
Hope not long deferred:
today seen on roadside bank
first buds of primrose.
This one’s a bit more cheerful than the Winter Rubaiyat I wrote this time last year! https://vivinfrance.wordpress.com/2013/02/27/winter-rubiyt/
These were from February last year, a little later and more open. Yesterday there were only tight buds and bunches of leaves, and I didn’t have the camera with me. We haven’t had much frosty weather yet, so they are earlier than usual.