Tuesday, 16 February 2016
It was good to get out for a walk and some fresh air this week. The ploughed fields lie bare
and there are still plenty of dried seed heads on the verges.
There was a wintry feel and the signs of spring weren't obvious until I started looking more closely.
After what feels like weeks of grey skies and rain there has been some sunshine.
and blackthorn are blooming.
Closer to the ground I spotted daisies
a few celandines
and a small clump of snowdrops. There are many gardens with impressive displays of snowdrops at this time of year (last year I went to Welford Park to see them) but it is always nice to see a single clump nestling at the base of a hedge.
The cow parsley leaves are emerging, bright green along the banks, definitely signs of spring.