There was a window of time to do some gardening over the weekend, and I planted handfuls of anemone bulbs (the picture on the packet promises paintbox-coloured blooms in spring- here's hoping) as well as a raggedy Japanese anemone plant which is getting whipped by the Wellington wind as I type.
Here are some anemone photos found on my hard-drive. Two of the images were taken in Nelson a few years ago. But the others are from Norway. I remember going walking at the start of spring and being so pleased to find the forest floor carpeted in flowers. Happy May to you, dear reader.