Tomorrow might be one of the days we call the start of spring but this last week could have been days in March already. This afternoon I even heard my neighbours cutting their lawns.

Of course, I don’t have a lawn to mow. I do, however, have grass coming through where I mulched with horse manure last year. I guess this is par for the course. In any event, I decided to nip the situation in the bud and get the unwelcome visitors out before any of the patches of grass could spread.

The purple sprouting broccoli in the raised bed seems to be coming to life, which is a relief and I’ve been able to have small salads with red-veined sorrel and the newly emerging chives. So, the next move will be to get sowing seeds for some annual crops later in the year.

In the meantime, I explored some more of Temple Newsam this weekend. The crocuses were quite a sight to behold, though I didn’t take any photographs because I expected the photographic image would be a disappointment after the enchantment of the real thing. Instead here is a view over the lakes. Don’t the swans just look charming?

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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9 Responses to Swans

  1. nanacathy2 says:

    Gorgeous swans. It has been a super weekend of sunshine, really a good tonic.

  2. Great swan picture. It looks like Spring might finally have arrived.

  3. I’m pleased that the broccoli survived – the swans picture is a good one

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