Today is Thursday 8th April

No snow today, but it is still cold.

INR blood test this morning, then following on from the pleasure of yesterday’s field trip, we are having another in the opposite direction today.
I am trying hard to get out of the doldrums and dull routine of recent weeks, if not months, and doing the same, but different ………….. sounds like a Saturday Mix challenge doesn’t it!
The problem with routine is that we do things on remote control and then wonder how we got there. Bit worrying when you come home from work, pull up on your drive and then realise you moved three weeks before.

The front lawn is covered with starlings, and I have to laugh at the demanding chicks expecting to be beak fed by their parents. In the cottage I’d watch totally fascinated as the blackbirds raised their broods, sometimes as many as four a year.

Top: starlings in the park June 2019, centre and bottom our garden August 2019

Spring is definitely here, even though the weather might disagree.
Our onions, tomatoes and cabbages are showing signs of life, the hydrangea and buddleia are sprouting as is a yellow plant I can’t remember the name of that gets flymoed every year and flourishes for it!  The rose bushes, including the white one we bought for Maggie are also thriving, so we should have plenty of colour in the garden later. Our clematis hadn’t died and we are hoping the two climbing roses we bought will latch on to the trellis.

Have a good day everyone. Take care and keep safe.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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2 Responses to Today is Thursday 8th April

  1. murisopsis says:

    We are supposed to have rain today which may result in having to mow the grass for the first time this spring!

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