Spring in full swing and lockdown activities.

Loch Leven National Nature Reserve

They say a swallow doesn’t make a summer, so luckily for me I saw my first two swallows of the year this morning which surely means summer can’t be too far away.

Just because our lives are temporarily on hold it doesn’t mean that nature has stopped.  It has been nice to spend some time each day in the garden and watch the subtle daily changes.  The fruit trees are starting to blossom.  Our apple tree had been given some hard pruning this year so we were happy to see the buds developing.  The ornamental cherry has been in bloom for a week or so now bringing a nice splash of colour.

The wild strawberries have just started flowering and it shouldn’t be too long before they begin to fruit.  We have a mouse in the garden who has been munching on our crocus and hyacinths so I don’t think…

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