The first bluebell in the ancient woods....
Wood anemone are everywhere in a beautiful pale pink and white carpet here...
It was difficult not to tread on them in some places. We stopped to see how the badger set is looking, there's been a lot of activity and I expect they have young safely tucked away below, they should be emerging in April to explore their surroundings... this is quite some set, we call it the Badger Kingdom because it's so big.
have read that badgers like to roll in them.
The wild primrose were nearly ignored due to the overwhelming display of anemones. We met someone walking 4 dogs on the way home, an old black one with a grey face walked behind with us, he smiled at us a lot but had sad, old eyes. He refused to go to his owner, he wanted to run away with us so we had to help get him in his van with the other dogs!
I keep a little 'thankfulness journal' it's just a year diary really and I put in there something each day to be thankful for. I sometimes get lazy and don't and then I remember it again. When I go back over the pages I can see a pattern, because the things I mention more than once or twice are the things that make me happy. Things like lovely hot showers, swimming, a good book, flowers in a vase, healthy food and days off/evenings in with my family, some nice paint brushes, fresh sheets, warm boots, walks in the woods,watching Mr Selfridge or Call the Midwife on tv - these are the things I write in my journal the most. what about you? what are the things you are most thankful for lately?
Turning the page to April, my Susan Branch calendar is all about Spring cleaning. I like housework so am quite pleased to have a few days off to get some done. Moving things round is also something I like doing, just so it feels a bit different. The men get fed up with it.
It was a beautiful moment this morning at 5.30am when the birds started calling and went on into a dawn chorus - I had a cup of tea in the garden and enjoyed the moment.
Out in the garden things are very busy since I planted the catmint herb - we are getting visiting cats of all sizes and colours at night, very politely creeping in for a nibble, nobody gets possessive, maybe because this herb makes cats feel happy. Ambercat is going to have a great social life this Summer I think with all her visitors. I don't have a picture of these cats together yet so here's one from Pinterest.
Thanks for stopping by and for your comments on the change of font, sorry you couldn't read my ramblings before! Have a wonderful Easter, back soon.
No sheep in the field next to the windmill this Spring, they have turned the field into a community orchard with some young fruit trees, similar to the one I blogged about last Summer and much nearer. A nice idea.