Today is the Spring equinox, meaning that spring has officially started, winter is behind us (theoretically, because no-one has mentioned this equinox thing to the weather gods) and we are on our way to longer days and summer.
I went on a tour of my garden this morning (makes it sound very large and grand, which it isn’t!) to look for signs that nature agreed and was pleasantly surprised actually. Little shoots are starting to appear on my roses and shrubs and all the daffodils are up out of the ground now and looking as though they might open up in the next few days. The birds are generally much more active, and there’s one pair of wood pigeons (well, I think it’s the same pair each time hard to tell really when they all look the same) who are very interested in each other in a not very subtle way… on the fence, on the shed roof, on the tree branches….
Our road is lined with trees and I’ve noticed that the blossom on the cherry trees is starting to appear. It will look lovely soon – and a day or two after all the blossom is out we will have high winds which will blow it all off and we will have pale pink snow. Happens every year!
Have a happy Equinox day, whatever you may be doing.