Thursday, April 28, 2016

Chilly April

We’ve had rather a poor April, at least the latter part of it. Earlier this week, the temperature dropped close to the freezing point and we even had some sleet. It’s been a long season for the daffodils the town planted on the pedestrian Theatre Bridge and elsewhere in mid-March.







Every once in a while, we’ve also seen some sunshine. So far, very little of it has been of the warming kind but nevertheless we’ve ventured out a few times with hubby’s binoculars and some snacks tucked in his backpack.







Recently, we’ve had our afternoon coffee, for example, once at the top of a lookout tower and twice sitting on the rock at the foot of one.





There is not much to observe yet I’m afraid. Judged from nature, it would be hard to guess whether it is spring or autumn. You’d have to descend literally to the grass-root level to be able to tell. That’s the kind of April we generally have. It is feeling desperately long now that we didn’t travel anywhere. I can’t wait to get rid of it.



4 comments:

  1. Yes I feel the same too. Just come in from outside and my fingers are numb. I'm sure it's much worse for you. Love the daffodils on the bridge. What is the pretty purple flower? Fingers crossed for a warmer May. B x

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    1. That is Anemone hepatica or common hepatica native to our woodlands. It is the first one of our wildflowers to bloom, a true signal of spring.

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  2. Wonderful daffodils on the bridge. The weather here has been very odd too, lots of spring flowers, but this week it has been snowing and really cold! Let us hope that things warm up soon for us all!

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    1. Let's hope so! The weather report was telling it should be better in a few days around here at least.

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