Signs of spring

A trip out wth A and D today, looking for signs of spring amid the wreckage left by nearly two months of brutal winter. All the tall reeds, grasses and undergrowth has been flattened and the colours have leached away. But the signs of spring are there if you look hard...

The Green Fuse

It’s early February. Very few signs of spring yet. But somewhere far south of here (I like to think), maybe in the Mediterranean, the spring has started and is running northward, gathering speed. Like Dylan Thomas’ “green...

Birdsong

When we opened the front door this morning we were greeted with the sound of birdsong. After a long winter that’s far from over it’s a welcome sound. As my wife stepped out towards her car and I shivered against the cold, we shared the first harbinger of...