Sunday, 20 February 2011
The days here have mostly been grey. We've had the odd sunny day, when its been a pleasure to tidy up a bit of the garden, or take the dog out, but apart from that the cloud cover seems like a heavy grey duvet over me.
Not the sort of weather I like for photography! And I haven't been very inspired lately. So I have made a collage of some of the black and white photography I've don in the past. They are mostly close-ups - I think black and white photography is best like that.
But there are signs of Spring showing. There are early crocuses in the Park, pretty little creamy yellow ones and pale mauve ones. I'm rather surprised they have come up at all as they were well trodden and sledged on in the snow! The daffodils are well up, and in our garden have buds showing. The shrubs are tentatively putting our little green bits, so I hope we don't get any more hard frosts!
We have loads of birds, too. Siskins are here until they migrate further north to breed, as are Redpoll. There are lots of Blue Tits, two Great Tits and two Coal Tits. Thrushes are singing and the aggressive blackbirds refuse to allow any others into the garden!
Spring is definitely on the way!