A slow spring

Just can’t bring myself to cut the grass.

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The cuckoo flower are out. Last year spring was all over too quickly (also a rabbit came to visit and nibbled the heads off every single cuckoo flower)

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Cardamina pratensis. On a glorious long walk this morning I listened out but haven’t heard the cuckoo yet. I did see a black stork, (Ciconia nigra) which, according to my bird book, is somewhat lost as its normally confined to Eastern Europe. Well, I’d certainly never seen one before today.

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Spot the frog. And apple blossom that thinks it’s roses.

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The slow spring means plenty of days to enjoy my favourite sight of the season: the woods slowly coming into leaf. That once-a-year bright yellow green of the oak leaf buds breaking is pure joy.

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May is a good time in the garden too. The nettles haven’t got the better of the civilised parts…yet. Give them another couple of days.

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