Keep an eye open for the beautiful white snowdrops and cheerful yellow daffodils as they spring up around town. Their arrival, undefeated by short spells of strong wind, rain and snow, seems earlier than ever, as winters generally get milder.
We instinctively associate these blooms with fresh beginnings and in the Victorian language of flowers, snowdrops signify hope while daffodils symbolize regard.
Daffodils near the underground car park and
snowdrops in a local garden.