For a change, I’m going to let you wander around peacefully on your own. I’m in the potting shed cleaning tools and generally getting set up for the growing season. There’s a lot to do.
Overhead there’s skylarks. I’ve turned the summerhouse towards the back fields so you can watch them. Such a wonderful sight and sound. Four years ago, we had only one. A lonely skylark is heartbreaking. No amount of frantic singing attracted a mate. Since then numbers have increased and I counted several today. They nest on the ground in the field behind ours.
Like a mirror, the field is reflected in the glass. In the top right window, you can see the trees on the other side of the field.
We peep through the gap in the hedge to watch the skylarks.
Bullfinches are investigating a bird box in the trees behind the summerhouse.
Finches have been eating the wild clematis seeds. Each day I replace the stolen wisps of old man’s beard.
Pots of Paperwhite narcissi sit on the steps. The scent drifts in through the doors.
There’s lots of white Joan of Arc crocus too. Plenty of bumble bees today. It feels more like April than February.
I hope you’ve enjoyed a walk around my garden.
Links : Six on Saturday https://thepropagatorblog.wordpress.com/2019/02/23/six-on-saturday-23-02-2019/#comments
Joan of Arc crocus : https://www.gee-tee.co.uk/bulbs/crocus/large-flowering-crocus/crocus-joan-of-arc