We have been very lucky children here in the UK for the past few weeks, n'ere a cloud in the sky from dawn 'til dusk across almost the entire country, glorious sunsets and much playing with the planet app.
I am now starting to know my Canis Major from my Canis Minor and am almost there with my Gemini. I am finding it hard to believe that I have lived beneath this lot for... a long time, and never really known what was where.
Though apparently snow is forecast for Easter and of course I of all people wouldn't dream of casting my clouts yet awhile, I have been out spotting the harbingers and I thought I should share them, as I do every year, especially if it's not very Spring-y where you are. There will be more over the weekend...some of them quite unusual (that can only mean Bookhound and the garden)
The farm and the fields around us are waking up and having a good stretch in spectacular fashion. This the view back towards home from the top of the lane yesterday, and it always but always takes my breath away.
I have walked at least as far as this almost every day since last September with real purpose. It is thinking time, but it has also been an exercise in getting to know the same mile of hedgerows and road inch by inch, and I am noticing every little change and not missing much.
Only a few days ago that field looked like this, as the sheep munched off the last of the winter's stubble turnips..
The primroses are out in abundance and I know I shouldn't have picked these, but it has been torture being indoors and sat at my desk doing the day job in the mornings, so I bought a few in
And this year a little sea of wild violets with its solo bee always catches my eye too...
The butterflies are out and about too, this week, Peacocks everywhere, and dancing in pairs we notice, a real pas-de-deux, one coming to fetch the other before they exit stage left, yet some years we may never see a single one.
Any harbingers to report round your way yet??