Saturday, April 29, 2006

Exiles return

After 11 weeks the cats are back, Karen having returned on Tuesday after 10 weeks away, to a basic but functional bathroom and lift.

Penny has been clingy, and Jemima a total scaredy-cat. She howled when let out on the drive, having always been a silent cat before.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Nature Notes

Plum blossom at its height on the Czar; cherry just starting to burst its buds. The forsythia is carrying on, and the main tulips are out.

And I mowed the lawn for only the second time this year.

Monday, April 17, 2006

Spring at last

For the first time in years, the frogspawn has actually developed, and is now starting to hatch!


Forsythia at its height

Easter flowers

The pond and other blooms

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Nature notes

Yesterday, just setting out to work, a sudden explosion of feathers caught my eye. It looked like a sparrowhawk taking a bird, but fumbling, and the two of them zoomed across the road ahead of me, the hawk closing in for a second try, as I went past.

Today, pushing the bike into the wind along the bridleway, there were daisies out.