I know it's March already, but here are some of the flowers that were blooming in and around my home in February.
The cyclamen was a real surprise. After performing splendidly last winter it had been holidaying over summer in the shade of a rhododendron, but decided it was feeling so cool it might as well burst into bloom. Today, several weeks after I took this photo, it has several more flowers and is looking decidedly happy with our milder than usual summer. I know just how it feels!