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Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Spring - the clues..

I listened this morning to the birds singing their socks off - it's a wonderful musical entertainment. The visiting male Blackcap joined in - such a pretty song. The Great Spotted Woodpecker that's been drumming in the same spot in the same oak tree was drumming yet again.

And then this evening the Robin and Blackbird were competing for the "top of the pops" spot as daylight gave way to evening twilight!

Another warm day with some sunshine and a bright, but not necessarily blue sky. I didn't have a whole day free so this morning I trotted off to Bushy. All the clues that Spring is now well and truly here were evident as I walked...

The Crocuses shone brilliantly..
Camelias glowed sedately..
Mahonias showed flowers, scentedly ....
Bees buzzed contentedly
The Spring bubbled tinklingly
while the squirrel paused shyly
frogs spawned enthusiastically..
and a Red Admiral shone wonderfully
(my first flutter of the season - woo hoo)
Parakeets cuddled procreatively...
Blue tits peered about hopefully..
and some look for insects hungrily
Nuthatches dashed about speedily


I headed off - contentedly....

13 comments:

karen said...

Wow!! Stunning pictures Tricia!! Lovely that spring is here, and you show that beautifully!!! Love the frogs too x

Roy said...

Hi Tricia, even I can work from your clues that spring could well be happening.
Fabulous to get a Red Admiral Tricia and he is in pretty good shape coming out from hibernation. How an earth do they survive all that cold weather.

Bob Bushell said...

They are the mostly great photography, the Parakeets are one of my favourites.

holdingmoments said...

What an excellent day out.
A Red Admiral too; I've not seen any flutters yet.
Great pictures Tricia. Spring has certainly sprung.

Midmarsh John said...

Great photos and descriptions. Spring has definitely sprung.

oldcrow61 said...

Yep, looks like spring has sprung over your way. Wonderful pictures.

Anonymous said...

Lovely photo's Tricia, the flowers look great too.

paul.

Janine said...

Wonderful post Tricia. I can feel the energy and excitement all the way from here!!!

Phil said...

Nicely put and very nicely pictured Tricia.

Phil said...

Hi Tricia. Thanks for looking in on my blog. I like your spring pictures and that header photo is a hoot - so cheerful. Phil S

Lily said...

I really must drop by more often! Love the photos, well spotted that woman!

digibirder said...

Yay! Spring! And you've blogged - eloquently...

Tricia said...

Karen - thank you. Very colourful weed around the frogs!!

Roy - Amazed to get the Red Admiral - seems very early to me! Don't know how they survive but glad they do.

Bob - thank you. Parakeets can be very noisy at times and for that reason I can get to dislike them somewhat!

Keith - not a bad day at all. Fingers crossed spring will stay sprung :D

John thank you.... hope it keeps springing

OC - be your turn very soon ;)

Janine - lol - the excitement is GREAT after all the bad weather here.

Phil - thank you

Lily - always good to have you visit and yes please, come again soon.

Digi - lol lol and indeed Spring!!

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