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Sunday, 24 February 2013

Signs of Spring.....


The photo above was taken by my neighbour, Sue Anderson, of Garson. It's a really beautiful, ethereal photo and somewhere in there, I swear, is a Unicorn!

My favourite season is Spring. It holds so much promise and hope for the year to come. I eagerly search for the first signs - it's much later in Orkney than further South in the UK. So it was a delight to spot these about to flower among the willow trees outside my house (dwarf narcissus).


And the willow trees have the gorgeous fluffy buds that protect the delicate leaves within....





















And of course Button wants to get in on the act!


And she enjoys a little sunbathing on the flagstones outside the front door. Still a bit on the cool side at this time of year, but she doesn't seem to mind.


And after a wander in the warming sun, nothing like coming home to tea and home baked scones!





15 comments:

  1. Enjoy your spring. We call those "pussy willows". Button would surely like that.

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    1. Ah yes - pussy willows. Very appropriate. Button loves playing with the fluffy buds when they drop off!

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  2. Stop, stop, Stop about spring being late. If it weren't for that damn Gulf Steam you'd be under ten feet of snow year-round. Here I am, far south of you (latitude-wise) and the daffs won't be peeping up for another month at least. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

    That is one sensational photo. The one with the Unicorn. I didn't see him at first and then couldn't stop seeing him.

    We call 'em Pussy Willows too. I really like 'em. Sigh ...

    Do you have a spare room you can rent to me till spring here ? ;-)

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    1. Um... do you have daffs yet? She asks tentatively.... And oh yes, the Unicorn is there....

      And yes they're pussy willows here too!

      Yes come and visit!!!

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  3. What a beautiful photo. I would like to see it the size of a wall. Button is catching a few rays on his belly. Good for him.

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    1. I know it is a gorgeous photo isn't it. Yes Button is a real sun-worshipper! Most cats are I think.

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  4. Your spring was much earlier than ours last year, Sian, and it looks like the same is true this year. Very few signs of spring up here in the hills, though the primroses in the churchyard in the valley are in bloom.

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    1. Hope Spring is - er - beginning to "spring" once again?

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  5. cat`s time .. the sweet time starts .. Miauuuuu

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    1. I love watching cats enjoying the sun... well I love watching cats actually...whatever they are doing.

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  6. Love the tea and scones!
    Can't wait for spring.

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    1. I'll bake some extra for you next time :-)

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