OK I'm being a little optimistic thinking Spring is here, but it is definitely on the way! The days are getting longer, the grass is beginning to grow, and the garden is starting to come to life again. Last Weds was a glorious day, warmth in the sun, no wind. Wonderful! Of course I am now typing this while the wind roars outside the house. But still - it was daylight till almost 5.30 today! Anyway here are a few photos from the last week or so.
The photo above was taken of Sandside by Mick down at the lighthouse. It was a gorgeous eerie pink sunset. I took a couple of photos (below) but was feeling unwell and didn't venture far from the front door, but Mick's photo really captures it well.
Some green shoots in the garden.... some of the daffodils poking their heads up
More bulbs poking their heads up. Button has to be in the photo too of course. She thinks it adds perspective...hmmmm.
The crocosmia is coming along too. I leave the dead leaves on till later in Spring as it gives some protection to the young shoots.
And down by the shore, the grass that has been wind, sand and salt blasted is coming back to life too.
However the garden hebes are not doing so well. They got chomped upon by the escaped sheep that were in the garden. Clearly they like the taste of hebe. Not sure if they will recover or not - the hebe that is. The sheep seem fine!
And were the pesky sheep to deny it - hee hee - they left quite a bit of "DNA" behind should Inspector Lewis come a-calling...
While out taking the photos I felt as though I was in a scene from the Hitchcock movie "The Birds" as the starlings were all hanging around on the roof of the house! Probably just tormenting Button though!
But birds are returning again so Spring MUST be on the way - skylarks have been heard, there are more Oystercatchers around too (some overwinter here but there are definitely more about). Lapwings are calling - I love their sound. Slowly we move to my favourite time of the year - Spring! OK not for some weeks yet. But she's calling to me :-)