I always call these "Johnny Jump-Ups" but I've heard them called "Heart's ease", which I think is just lovely.  And appropriate, since they arrive so perfectly when your winter-weary heart can't bear one more soggy, wet, grey, miserable, cold day.

Hellebore (Lenten Rose), a longed for flower that was a birthday gift last year.

Polka-dot lichen on all the trees. 

Reading outdoors...*happy*.  More polka dots on rainboots and another skirt...*more happy*.  And Augustus....*sigh*...the book that won't end. (Omnia vincam*)

84/366 - the sun appears and gets my hopes up.


* I will conquer all  ( I think!)