Although it is not officially Spring, some Spring flowers are appearing, and when the sun shines,
it feels that Winter is on its way out.
Here are some beautiful flower images from The Graphics Fairy, which Karen says come
from an Antique Botanical Wildflower Book, Circa 1860.
I was reminded of a couple of quotations by Shakespeare about daffodils, both from The Winter's Tale.
With heigh! the doxy over the dale,
Why, then comes in the sweet o' the year;
For the red blood reigns in the winter's pale.
The Winter's Tale (4.3.1-4)
That come before the swallow dares, and take
The winds of March with beauty; violets dim,
The Winter's Tale (4.4.133-50)