Flower Portrait: First Hellebore

Despite the recent harsh weather (weeks of heavy rain and last night’s snowfall) this pretty little Hellebore is the first to flower. It resides on the north facing steps in the courtyard and it appears that there are also some bulbs in this pot – possibly tulips. We shall have to wait a few months yet to see which ones!

23 Comments Add yours

  1. margaret21 says:

    Ah, not here – yet. You’ve given me something to look forward to!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Some buds on the others, but not open yet.

  2. Denzil says:

    The firsts of the year, whether flowers, birds, butterflies or whatever, are always so thrilling!

    1. Heyjude says:

      The first flower of the year was an aconite, but not easy to photograph.

  3. restlessjo says:

    I do love a hellebore. Need all the joy I can find this morning πŸ˜”πŸ’—

    1. Heyjude says:

      Your spring flowers will be beginning to bloom now won’t they?

      1. restlessjo says:

        Lots πŸ’–πŸ’–

  4. beetleypete says:

    We haven’t had snow yet, but we have had some plummeting temperatures. -7C last night, and a ‘white world’ of frost outside this morning. My car has still not defrosted since Monday morning, and I am hoping it will start when and if I need to use it.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. Heyjude says:

      My car didn’t 😬 flat battery!

      1. beetleypete says:

        Did they sort out your bonnet problem and battery yet? x
        (Someone fixed out central heating last night in 25 minutes!)

        1. Heyjude says:

          Yes. Picked it up today and they only charged for the battery not breaking into the bonnet! I am beginning to think I need to look for a new car though. Glad you got your heating fixed, and I bet you are more than glad!

  5. Toonsarah says:

    Such a lovely vivid shade! Here’s to many more flowers to follow πŸ˜€

  6. Ann Mackay says:

    Ooh, lovely! It will be a while before we see any here but there are a few buds beginning to show.

  7. Cee Neuner says:

    Beautiful hellebore πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  8. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    How beautiful

  9. A bright spot of colour for you.

  10. Snow? Wow. We had a whole day of rain not long ago, which is very, very rare but thankfully we’re not in California. Also thankful our daughter and her family as in a place without flooding, mudslides, etc! Lovely flower.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Only a dusting, but unusual for Cornwall. California has suffered extreme weather these past few years.

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