While many in Ireland are commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Easter rising, plants have been rising in fields and gardens as for ever.
Crocuses, Daffodils, Primroses and Snowrops are the early bloomers, bringing colour & promise.
Other flowers to test the temperature early are the Hellebores. Like all the others, they provive nectar for the early flying insects.
Most of these are waning now as the main shrubs and plants take over. However here in the cold foothills of Wicklow, everything starts later and some are still hanging on.
Frost is still a threat and some flowers, like sleepy teenagers, look very different from early morning …….