Finally, spring actually feels like it’s arrived. My garden is full of colour, with daffodils, hyacinths and tulips standing proud, as if they know how beautiful they are!
I’m in such a good mood about spring, I treated myself to some tulips at lunchtime this week, from a stall in the Southgate shopping area of Bath – I think they’re called Bath Bus Station Florists. They’re always so friendly and have beautiful flowers at a reasonable price.
Anyway, there were so many different shades of tulips, it was hard to choose! Then I spotted the amazing colours of this bunch:
They really reminded me of those old rhubarb and custard sweets – my mouth just waters every time I look at them!
I’m fascinated by the combination of colours, and the way the pinky-red gradually gives way to the yellow (or is it the other way round?!):
I think it’s wonderful how nature can be so inspiring and now I’m on the look-out for variegated yarns that might be able to replicate this sort of look, to make a floral corsage or similar, for my spring wardrobe. If you spot any yarns like this, let me know…