Sunday, 21 January 2018

Spring is sprung

The mild Winter so far has confused some of the plants around here.  So far, we have only had a couple of mornings with frost on the ground, and I have only once needed to scrape the car windscreen.  Camelias are out in flower at the same time as Snowdrops, daffs are pushing through and I have already seen some out in flower in sheltered town centre locations.

The Hazelnuts have catkins on them.  I hope that a cold snap in late February isn't going to ruin everything, but I think it's fairly likely.

The river down the road has swollen, but hasn't burst its banks, at least not here.  Upstream it is encroaching somewhat onto the fields, but nothing serious yet.   The restrictions on water use, imposed during the Summer, have been lifted.


CherryPie said...

It is always nice to see the first buds and flowers of the year.

James Higham said...

Looks a fairly angry stream there.

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