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Bold and Vivid - The Colours of Spring
Spring makes a dramatic arrival
Spring has made a dramatic arrival here in the UK, I have never been surrounded by so much vivid colour.
It’s due mainly to our very mild weather for the time of year. We would normally expect temperatures of 12 - 13 degrees centigrade, but for most of March we enjoyed 20 degrees, setting new records in part of the country.
March is known for being windy, and April for it’s showers, but there isn’t a drop of rain in sight and although temperatures are dropping overnight, the daytime sunshine is dazzling and the clear blue skies dramatic.
Nature is bursting into life with excited vigour, never has it sounded so beautiful or it’s colours looked so bold and vivid.
The beauty of it all takes my breath away, as I reach for my camera!
So much activity!
The excitement is quite intoxicating as I watch the increased bird activity in the garden.
The birds are frantically digging around the pots and soil for potential nest building supplies, the Blackbird and Thrush hunt around in the gravel and leave the stones scattered across the path as they dig.
I love to watch them fly away with a beak crammed full of their ‘find‘
Our local birds
The freshly dug soil in the vegetable plot hasn‘t gone unnoticed by the Sparrows, the soil is so dry they are visiting frequently for a dust bath.
I can watch my favourite visitors the Goldfinch, from my kitchen window. It’s so entertaining to see them explore the stone wall searching for tasty insects. I have a couple of regulars and I know their routine.
After having a good feed they fly around to the front of the house and looking out of my lounge window, I will see them having a good splash in the bird bath.
The air is filled with the beautiful sound of birds singing. The excited chatter of the sparrows, the beautiful song of the blackbird and the distant ‘caw’ of the crows.
It’s not until we hear from the Cuckoo though, do we finally have confirmation that spring has truly arrived.
Enjoying spring sunshine with my grandaughter
It’s still only the beginning of April, yet I have just had a wonderful afternoon playing on the lawn with my granddaughter Sophie making daisy chains.
Pip the rabbit joined in the fun too, he seemed to be enjoying the spring sunshine as much as us, he ran round the garden pausing only to jump in the air with the sheer joy of it!
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