You know the days are lengthening when the grass starts growing………………………
So it’s back onto the tractor, and yesterday the smell of the cut grass reminded me spring is not far away.
Yes I know we can still receive cold weather and possibly some snow, but it lifts the spirits to see tangible evidence
of nature stirring towards spring.
the low winter sun glimpsed through the trees at sunrise is moving position ever so slightly
against the sky you suddenly realise the buds are fattening
the Hazelnut catkins are fluffing up
the almonds are developing leaves and we have been enjoying blossom for several weeks
the spring bulbs in the orchard where I am mowing are pushing up leaves and buds
the wattle glows in the corners of our shelter belts planted many years ago their lemon yellow flowers light up against the dark green
of course the winter stalwarts are still giving pleasure where would we be without them in our gardens
the viburnum………………….and the hellebores