Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Oh what a beautiful morning

This was the view from the bottom of the garden this morning, the 2 spires are the churches in St Ives (Cambridgeshire NOT Cornwall!).

Yesterdays forum on the RHS website was fun, apart from a complete lack of any sensible navigation on the site I think some good points whee raised. For a more full review have a look at VP's site.

Well things are beginning to happen in the garden.

Apart from the bulbs breaking through I have noticed the wildlife getting ready for spring. The squirrels are beginning to pair up, chasing each other up and down the trees. This morning I have been watching Blue Tits Parus caeruleus investigating possible nest sites, including the Bat box on our walnut tree. I also have Starlings Sturnus vulgaris trying to get into a sparrow nest box. I even heard a woodpecker drumming this morning, spring must be on the way.


  1. I have noticed that Spring is on its way as well. I hope we dont all get caught out again this year thinking Spring has arrived and then having a cold snap like last year.

  2. I agree, I am being sensible this year and will resist the temptation to start things too early.

  3. Beautiful January light!

    Just 10 days left Gary, then we are rid of January...finally


  4. Beautiful picture. I don't think there's any danger of me starting anything too early. The biggest danger is of me not starting anything at all...

  5. I love both of the pics, but those bulbs coming up make me excited for the arrival of spring. That will be closer to March or April in our parts.

  6. Spring's waiting to burst open! [Jump]... [boing]... [Jump] Wow! I can feel the tingle on the fingertips

  7. Thanks everyone, I think it is a little premature to be celebrating spring just yet. Victoria, i don't believe you!


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