We have had a long winter, a long and miserable winter, and we have whinged and whined about the weather in that interminable manner which gardeners have perfected. There is almost a perverse joy in wallowing in the misery of bad weather and we might even be saddened to have it leave us. And, truth be told, I can wallow with the best but today something caught my eye in the garden and prompted a rethink.
Two blue eggshells caught my eye and surprised me. How could any bird have sat and hatched eggs when all around is, well, miserable! But, of course, birds don’t have the luxury of cancelling normal life if the weather doesn’t suit; they just get on with it!
On the other hand, we stall, delay, postpone, defer, procrastinate because the weather doesn’t suit us! Gardeners we may be but at times we are not in touch with nature and it takes nature to wake us up and get us going. We have had our first full day in the garden. There is much which can’t be done – certainly the ground is too soft to run a lawnmower – but there is also much which can be done and much to be seen and enjoyed.
The Dunnock, Hedge Sparrow, has now hatched its eggs and has begun the task of raising its clutch. I think I may make a move in the garden tomorrow……weather permitting, of course!
Finally, a few pretty things in the garden at the moment!