Of hope, and the part it plays in the battle against cancer

Fiona O’Connell  Lay of the Land

Daffodils are the symbol of the Irish Cancer Society's fundraising day for cancer research

Fiona O'Connell

Hope springs eternal — as does spring, tiny white flowers budding on the hedgerows about to give way to great blasts of ghostly h awthorn . But right now most of the flowers seem to be yellow, from celandine in the buttercup family, to dandelions and of course daffodils.