Posted by: kathandroger | February 29, 2012

Nearly Spring

It’s been a long winter this year, with the very low temperatures leaving a trail of damaged vegetation all over the area. Even some long established hedges have perished, and we wait to see how many of our plants will recover. But the last few days have been lovely, with temperatures in the afternoon up to 16 degrees and not a cloud to be seen. Pity we have been working inside! Today though, we had a lovely bikeride with the club, and the crocuses are in  full bloom together with the celendines. We saw an impressive flight of migrating cranes a couple of days ago, and I was woken by the dawn chorus yesterday. The skylarks are singing and the first butterflies are fluttering by. All in all an exciting time of the year, but all our cycling friends are warning us that there is still bad weather to come -there is a French equivalent of “don’t cast a clout till May is out”, but I can’t remember what it is and the month referred to is April!


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