It really felt like spring this morning with birds chirping in the garden and sun peeking through the curtains. We are back to double digits here in London but also to more rain and wind later during the week. All the usual spring flowers like daffodils, snowdrops, snowflakes and crocuses are all out. A couple of weeks ago the crocus buds were firmly shut but today they all opened in the full glory. I have also seen the bluebells leaves and wild arum lily leaves springing in the woodlands.
The wildflowers are also enjoying the current warmth and today I have spotted the first violet of this year. I always look forward to seeing those little purple beauties. The violet scent is fleeting, it comes and goes thanks to ionone, a chemical substance which switches off the ability to smell the flower for moments at time. Here is a selection of wildflowers spotted during January.
19 thoughts on “January wildflowers”
I look forward to the return of our flowers 🙂
Hopefully, not too long…
It must be nice to live in a place that has abolished winter!
Very nice. I can not complain.
Wonderful choice of flowers for January, love them one by one! Great images 🙂
Thank you for your nice words. Flowers are always so cheering.
We had double digits here and it felt really Spring like today and especially lovely to see the early crocus in flower too.
Yes, I walked around and could not get enough of them. I have seen the white and yellow crocuses as well but didn’t get good photos. Will have to go back and try again.
So nice to see plants budding and blooming again. We had temps in the double digits briefly last week, but it’s cooled off again since. Not enough to stop things from growing though!
I’m just hoping it will stay this mild but still there is February ahead of us.
I am amazed at the amount of flowers you have seen in January! Your photos are always so good!
Thank you, so kind of you. There has been recorder over 600 wildflowers in bloom in UK over New Year period!
This is so very strange and wonderful!
I’m quite surprised that you’ve had so many flowers so early in the year that far north. It seems likely that a freeze will still come along and kill the ones that have gotten started.
It has been very mild December, then not so cold January and now a bit breeze February so far. I just really hope we are on the way to spring.
Such lovely flowers! Spring in January sounds like the ultimate luxury, although considering the generally warm temperatures we’ve been lucky enough to enjoy lately, I really can’t complain. I just wish there were the same colorful blossoms to enjoy!
Some of them were just single examples but still I wanted to document them.
So many flowers already blooming, now I believe spring is around the corner 😉 Thanks!!