The crocus (croci?) are out:


These beauties grow wild along the footpath which winds round the back of the houses, on the way to the Tops


When I first moved up here, over 20 years ago, I thought the clumps of flowers must be the result of someone throwing old bulbs over their garden wall. But they keep on popping up all over the path, so I’m assuming they like the conditions enough to throw out seed.


I love to see the flash of colour of a clump, then get really close to appreciate the yellow/orange stamens.

And then, as I round the corner on the path, I get to shift my focus and enjoy the sight of the valley unfolding before me.