First Flowers Fade

It seems only a brief time since the snowdrops first opened but now the petals are faded and worn…

Green Manures

Field beans sown as green manure are frosted, tattered and torn, ready to be cut and dug in…

Butterbur Bud

Look amongst the leaf litter and new life is stirring, fat buds of Butterbur (Petasites vulgaris) quite pink among the beech nuts…

Flowering Currant

Bright green leaves of the Flowering Currant (Ribes sanguineum) have unfurled…

Daisy

Daisies (Bellis perennis)  begin to pepper the lawn, opening in the morning sun…

Spring Awakening

And Ladybirds stir in the shelter of the greenhouse!

Spring is about to unfurl; winter may be reluctant to forgo her hold upon the land, mischievous winds may pull and tug but quietly nature stirs and unfolds, ready to delight the Winter-wearied soul…

 

Be of good cheer – spring is on its way, winter – reluctantly letting go!

Have a good day and thanks for dropping by!

 

 

 

 

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