Early 2017 Springwatch


This past weekend presented itself with some lovely weather so I was out on Sunday in the garden – cleaning the greenhouse, sowing seeds, etc. The etc includes taking in the beautiful spring sights.

I don’t know about you but I love the morning after a light shower. The flowers have the droplets clinging on to their delicate petals and its a lovely thing to see. I took these pictures using OH’s phone and I was rather impressed. Continue reading


Spring Watch Pt 2


More spring watching this past weekend. I was delighted to find that the frogs in the pond were at it! So lets start with the frogs shall we…

Frog spawn. It was very warm on Saturday so the frogs were quite busy in their orgy.
Another view of the frogs. They disappear as soon as they hear a sound but if I was patient and waited they would come out. I guess they need air to share ‘pleasure’ 🙂
There were a lot of threesomes going on as well. I did not realise how sexually liberal frogs were. This female doesn’t seem to mind though.
Those 2 in the middle brazenly staring at me were my favourites! They had been facing the other way but turned around and looked at me as if saying “And what?!We are not ashamed. F off and respect our privacy” 🙂

Moving on to plants…..

Late Grape Hyacinth. I planted this at the beginning of December last year.
I love how the Crocus seem to be opening their arms wide to welcome the sun into a big hug.
A lone crocus by the pond path.
I found this red flower but I dont know what it is – I think it may be Primrose judging by the leaves.
More sun worshiping crocuses. I love the purple ones very much.
More purple Crocuses. So cheerful with the yellow centres.
This path divides the orchard and lawn area. I worked on clearing the ivy that was taking over. Its now walkable.
The first red Camellia! The sun dipped behind clouds when I was taking this picture hence its so warm.
And here it ablaze in full splendor.

We also spotted a butterfly fluttering around but I couldn’t capture it on film. It was orangey so I think it might have been a Monarch. There were also 2 bumble bees floating around. It was a lovely sunny weekend and hopefully the first of many to come. I hope you also had a lovely sunny weekend too.

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