Monday, April 4, 2011
Spring Begins in the Marsh
This morning we chanced out of the cottage and took a peak at the still sleeping gardens - grey and dreary.
A closer look however showed not all of our botanical friends were still dormant. Many trees and bushes have their twigs adorned with suspicious bumps that could very well be buds. There rare a few red and green shoots poking up from the the ground here and there - crocus and snowdrops to be sure. And last but never least - dear old Salix Discoulor has come all out in delightful little furry catkins living up to it's more common name of the Pussy Willow.
What a delightful time of year. We must all get outside and take it all in!