A damp, chilly February morning. Grey and dreary.
I decided to try using the macro lens and I need all the practice I can get. So many photos were blurred and not worth keeping.
In a shady corner of the garden, beneath ash, hazel and conifer, a small group of hellebores is coming into flower.
Most of them are Helleborus orientalis, the Lenten Hellebore, blooming just in time for Lent as they always do.
Only the green flower is from the Corsican Hellebore.
Is there a collective noun for a group of hellebores? If not, then a Hopefulness of Hellebores will work for me. Each unique flower, so beautifully, becomes a harbinger of spring.