Toad Lily in bloom

Time lapse of a Japanese Toad Lily [Tricyrtus sp.] blossoming.  There are two video clips of separate flowers - one from the side, another from above.   These flowers are quite small - only about 3 cm across when fully open.

Crocus in bloom

Although this week's weather has buried everything in snow again for a few days, we got a taste of Spring last weekend, with Crocus chrysanthus in bloom:

More photos added 14 April:

A hoverfly [Syrphidae sp.] visits.

A hoverfly [Syrphidae sp.] visits.