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.