Many of the fields surrounding the village have been recently ploughed. Walking through the countryside, yesterday, on a cloudy grey day there wasn't much sign of life or growth in those fields.
It was in the hedgerows and banks at the sides of the farmed land that plants were beginning to bloom. Amongst the seed heads still standing from the autumn,
there were wonderful clumps of primroses.
Each time this year when I have thought that spring is arriving we have had snow, floods or cold weather but now that it is March and the primroses are out I hope that spring is here to stay.