For me the first real sign of spring is when the crocus flower appears and on St Valentine’s Day this year as I walked along the banks of The River Lee I saw that first sign of spring with some wild crocuses peeking up between the grasses.

What I also learned last night while watching the TV programme who wants to be a millionaire was that the saffron herb comes from the crocus flower. That’s just a bit of vital information that I thought you should have!

It was a lovely calm sunny morning as I looked across the river towards Dunkettle Bridge and the hills of Lotamore on the north bank of the river. I was thinking too as I walked of the  people living in other parts of the world like my friend David Woods in America with his golf course still covered in 3 feet of snow. No golf for a while David!

Ted Dwyer Family Business

February 2015