Needless to say we haven’t travelled anywhere that isn’t local but that doesn’t mean life is in stasis.
One thing that has changed since my last post is that all the surplus water has gone and, in particular, the mud has dried so that one does not sink in up to the ankles in sloshy, sticky mud. There is no water running along Kinsley Road. Spring has finally sprung.
There is a lot of Butterbur growing on the banks of our brook as you can see here. This is on our property.
Our Magnolia Tree is in full bloom.
We have been going out for the occasional walk down by the River Teme and there were some sheep on the other side, some of them with little lambs. This is one of the sheep having a drink. Forget the saying that sheep will drink only from still water because that water was moving quite quickly.
A little further on and the large shingle bank with the river passing both sides used not to be there. There are large lumps of the bank, still with grass on them, laying in the river.
Lesser Celendine is out in force at the moment.
and there is also some Blackthorn blossom. It’s not Hawthorn – too early for that.
On the way back along Kinsley Road I saw a number of other flowers both wild and cultivated,
Suddenly, after a few warm sunny days, there seem to be lots of butterflies around. Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell, Orang Tips, Small White, Speckled Wood, Holly Blue and Comma.
I had thought of giving you a tour around our garden.
But that is as far as I took it because I couldn’t hold the camera steady enough. I need a gimbal. Who wants to see our garden anyway?