It was almost like a spring day today. I hope the worst of winter is over. I'm down with a cold at the moment, it seems I caught the bug H had so I've been taking it easy all day. I took a stroll around the front garden and found the true violets were flowering. These are very special flowers, they are from my mother's garden and the one plant of hers that still lives on in my garden. True violets shouldn't really grow well here, but these do. I picked a little vase full and brought them inside, it so reminds me of my mother. She used to always have a tiny vase for tiny flowers and it's probably the reason why even now, small things, especially tiny flowers, are among my most favourite things.