Well, we come to the end of an extra-ordinary month. And whilst we’ve been trapped in our homes, nature has been busily getting on with what it normally does all around.
This has provided some wry amusement. For example, one pigeon showed me the itinerary of its menu round the garden. Of course, I didn’t have my phone to hand as it wandered first to the hairy bittercress and then had a nibble on a dandelion leaf before hopping over the path for the real smorgasbord of greener.
The yarrow wasn’t apparently much to its taste but it took a few mouthfuls of fennel and red-veined sorrel. And then topped up in more fennel as well as more dandelion. Fortunately, the nearby globe artichoke must be too well-established or perhaps the wrong colour to be an attraction.
Wildlife has been one entertainment. Another has been the changing landscape in the front garden. At last the crocuses have shown themselves but what about this?
The tulip on the left has found a gap in the plastic, put down in a dismal attempt to kill off the lawn which refuses to die. I’m not pleased about the grass but having forgotten where exactly the tulips had been planted it is a pleasure to find this unexpected gift from nature.