Thursday, 18 February 2016

Thursday update.

The days seem so changeable at the moment...Tuesday was lovely and sunny although very cold.  Yesterday was grey and poured with rain most of the day.
Today was another lovely sunny day.

The garden is starting to get a bit more colour and there is much evidence of new growth

Pretty Primrose

Flower buds are forming

The pear tree has new growth

The first rose of the year is in bud!

A rather chewed Primrose

Daffodils are starting to show their pretty faces.

Evidence of the blue sky on Tuesday!

Sun reflecting on the leaves late this afternoon.

Percy sunning himself 

He loves it when the sun shines through the patio doors.

He is such a character.  Poor boy had to go to the vet today as he has developed an abscess on his anal gland - not pleasant!  Not that it has slowed him down - the vet was quite surprised, he said normally they are quite unwell.  Hopefully we caught it before it got too bad.

Only four more sleeps before I set off to New Zealand to visit my parents and sister.  I am really looking forward to seeing them again, although rather apprehensive at seeing the change in my dear Mum.  The warm weather will be very welcome as well!

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Not a lot.

We went for a lovely walk yesterday over in Ashridge Estate.  Being largely a deciduous forest most of the trees are bare at this time of the year.   I couldn't resist taking a photo of this tree..

Back home in the garden...

A little bit of colour is starting to show...

Quite a few daffodils have started flowering.

Purple flowers have been bravely flowering through most of the winter.

The robin was singing gaily.