Towards the end of the week he was looking very poorly. My heart wanted to help him but I knew there was nothing I could do. Sadly I have not seen him for two days. I think it is a wonderful thing, when a wild creature, allows you to be part of their day. I never encouraged Blue Boy and yet he seemed happy in my company. I shall really miss the little chap.......
The copse shows signs of spring......our native lords and ladies is just beginning to show itself.......I love this plant and it loves the garden. The damp soil and shade of the small wood suit it so very well. The beautiful red/orange berries in the autumn are a gardener's delight.
Native Elder are budding up very nicely. The first to show her leaves, she is so welcome here. I love the spring flowers and their heady fragrance. Berries in autumn are a joy....Poppi and I always delight in the taking. This autumn she will go to school....life changes.
In the warmth of the copse daffs are budding up and I think I may have a late February show.
Alpines are surviving....they do not like the wet weather. I am surprised they have done so well.
Moss does well here and spreads around the garden with gay abandon. I do love it........especially on logs that frequent the woodland floor. Perfect.
Another love of mine, lichen. So fascinating.
I love the contrasting colours.......and the fact that they only live where there is clean air. Nature is wonderful, don't you think?
Happy Sunday safari.......