Tuesday, 27 March 2012
Busting out all over.
Paul Simon in today's Times speaks of a 'green wave' moving across from the South and gradually moving Northwards. Apparently satellites detect chlorophyll in newly emerging leaves of the plants and trees. I don't think any other season is quite so exciting.
The weather forecast is for it to become a little colder by the weekend and the farmer of course
suggests that it will be really cold for Easter (a typical English Easter is what he actually said) - so we shall see.
But the sun today has brought out so many plants. After lunch I drove into Bedale for a manicure - the blossom trees are in full bloom, the daffodils are out everywhere and the horse chestnut's leaves are open.
Walking round the field with the farmer later in the afternoon, sadly something had pulled out a rabbit's nest and taken the babies. I hope it was a fox but the farmer thought it was more likely to be our farm cats, who are partial to baby rabbit. The rabbit hole is clearly visible, so one can only assume that the nest was fairly near to the surface.
I felt quite sad, but was cheered up by the field gate when I found a branch of blackthorn out - always a joy to see, although 'blackthorn winters' are famed up here, so maybe the farmer is right about Easter after all. Only time will tell.
Geraldine (The Potters House, Penketh) tagged me last week with a list of questions. Someone had tagged her and I must say that her answers were most interesting and told me so much about her. Tomorrow I shall answer her questions so that you know a little more about me and then I shall tag a few people, although whether you take it up or not is entirely up to you of course.
Enjoy the Spring while it lasts.