Since this blog is the closest I will get to a diary, I will post some spring photos to be compared with last year’s spring, – and then hopefully next year and many years after.
May 1st will be a good date for comparison, – easy to remember.
Yesterday I took some photos of the woods.
There is just a hint of green about the woods, approximately as in the photo I posted on April 15th last year.
Only my very earliest small daffodils are out (close to the tree trunks). The others have yellowing buds. No leaves on the fruit trees yet, – or what is left of them after the havoc wreaked on them last autumn by the deer.
Last year a friend brought a bouquet of narcissus and a branch of pear tree in full bloom on my birthday.
It has been snowing both yesterday and today, but luckily it is melting at once. By law, we should have had the winter tyres off the car nearly three weeks ago, but we did not change them till this weekend. The roads have been snowy more than once during that time.
Not much greenery on the trees, but the pussy willow is in full bloom. Looking out of the window, it looks so nice with the sun shining in between the spells of snow, but the air is bitterly cold, so there is no going out without a winter jacket on.
Now we want some warmer temperatures soon.