Christmas holidays seem to last forever in Europe. Because of the soft weather and lots of rain the ArondsKelk or Callas are trying to push up out of the earth. I am afraid they will get a shock one of these days when the cold is bound to hit. Hyacinths, crocuses and daffadils are also daring to poke their heads up. I hope they will survive until March. I love to paint the Callas which bloom in the wild all over Ireland. Everytime I paint them in my garden I think of them surrounding the Holy Wells in Ireland.