Friday, 18 January 2019

Friday Smiles

Hello Everyone,

I'm joining in with Annie's Friday Smiles at A Stitch In Time. Though, in truth, there's not much to show this week. I've not been out and about much and because the winter colds/flu season is in full swing I haven't seen much of the family ... they make a point of avoiding us oldies for fear of passing their germs on. However, a quick trot round the garden ... had to be quick because it's freezing here ... and found a lot that promises spring isn't so far away.
Winter Jasmine
Cyclamen coming into flower
New growth on the Douglas rose
Daffodils just about to bloom
I also checked out the bug hotel and hedgehog mansion for signs of activity but not a sign of life - much too cold, I expect.

And that leads to a couple of funnies I liked.
Because it's been a warmer than normal winter up until now I have visions of the neighbourhood hedgehog out and about like this. Hopefully, now the temperatures have dropped to near freezing it has found our little shelter and curled up to sleep through the rest of the winter.

Have a wonderful smiley weekend. 


crafty cat corner said...

I have noticed daffs in full bloom but we are in the south and a bit warmer. The buds give you hope for Spring though.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your garden is doing a LOT better than mine. I have never seen snowdrops in person, just in photos. I would LOVE to get some for here, but I fear my winters are too cold.

WOW, love the Douglas rose. I hope it gets lots of blooms. And I plan to make a bug/bee hotel this spring, so I was interested in yours.

Your little hedgehogs are simply adorable and really made me smile.

Have a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend, too.

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Elizabeth. The weather is definitely different from last year, our snowdrops were out before Christmas and the fish were still very active. I hope you don't catch any of the bugs that have been going round as there do seem to have been a lot this year. Loving your hedgehog pics too. Sending hugs, Angela xXx

Lisca said...

Your garden is lovely. Definitely smiles all round.
The hedgehog is so cute with his little hat on! Do you get hedgehogs in your garden? (as in real ones) I've never seen one here. I suppose it is too far south.
Have a great weekend,

Annie said...

Sorry I'm so late in commenting this ipad is still playing up and refusing to let me leave comments and this is the first time I've had chance to use the laptop.
It seems we are all looking for early signs of Spring....yours are beautiful. I love the little hedgehog pics :-)
Annie x