It is only just over a week ago that these photographs appeared on the blog. The azalea bush was showing a lot of colour in the buds ... but none of them had opened into the glorious full display that marks the beginning of the spring riot of colour in the front garden. It is the best time there with a number of small shrubs in different colours and then the great rhododendron and the lilac just a bit later.This orange beauty is the first of the bunch and I watched it every day over the past week.
Suddenly it is in almost full blossom and, when the morning sun strikes it, you see the most wonderful splash of vivid orange that you could imagine.
Today's 365Project picture is this one!
Maybe one should be rather more subdued during Lent? But you couldn't help but be cheerful when you see this every time you open the door.
And now ... Samuel Pepys probably had it right when he ended so many diary entries in the same way:
.... and so to bed!
Cardinal Newman (maybe?)