The first pussy willow buds were dusted with pollen today. Sun shone out from a sky with no wind. No frost on the grass this morning. The air almost warm and full of birdsong. Chaffinches playing chase on the grass. Great Tits chirping "Teacher! Teacher!" up in the tall oaks and beeches. A robin snatching seed from the edge of a pile of hay. A woodpecker hammering his hardest up in the silver birch woods.
I found a new cobweb strung between wooden fence rails in the field. Around the garden, the first bees of spring were out foraging for pollen in open crocus flowers.
A bumble bee drinking nectar from a white crocus.
A honey bee and the moment of take- off.
One of the first camelias.
A Christmas Tree in Waiting - Every year for the past several years we have had a living Christmas tree in a pot, taken from Crafty Green Boyfriend's mother's garden and returned there...
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