It is officially spring

You know that spring is on the way when…

The buds are breaking on the magnolia.

spring3The rhubarb pushes up through the ground.

spring4The flowerbuds hint at beauty to come (the dovecote is new, by the way. Sometimes I make one for the gallery too)

spring5… and the woodshed is very nearly empty.

woodshed spring2Nearly t-shirt weather, bare legs and no socks! Though I confess that I will miss winter, it is a season I love. An opinion not shared by many but what is there not to love about grey skies, a total absence of insects and snakes, the beauty of a bare landscape, fog, frost, layered clothing, I can go on forever. Farewell winter, ’til next time. It’s been fun.