Sunday, 26 February 2012
Well it's still a little early for Spring but everything is bursting forth. Above are some delicate crocus - fortunately safely tucked under the trees, nestled in last year's leaves and dead grass.
The willow trees are covered in furry buds too. I do fear for them - a severe wind and the law will be scattered with fluffy buds - I speak from experience. Though the trees do seem to recover. Everything is so early due to such a mild (though wet and windy) winter. When I first visited Orkney in May 1999 the daffodils were still out, along with the summer plants. The winter had been so bad everything was very late.
And here - you are never alone when you have hens......
And this one has gone off alone to rootle around near the shore. You can see we suffer from coastal erosion. About 40 years ago apparently you could drive a tractor past these buildings, now they are slowly slipping onto the shore.