This week's blog began with a photograph of the robin that sits and sings by our site gate, deteminedly seeing off rivals for this prime spot. On our plot, another robin has his territory. Both are waiting for a mate to join them, and start nest building.
Last year a robin family made their nest in our wood store, so I am hoping we shall have them close at hand again this year.
It is not only birds that are getting ready for the new season: amphibians are too. OUr pond at home already has several frogs
bobbing about, but when I looked at our little pond on the plot, there was hardly any open water to be seen becasue the plants had completely covered it.
An hour of work, and this is what it then looked like... frog-ready!
This has felt
a more optimistic blog-writing this week, with lots to look forward to in the cycle of the seasons.
A big thank you for all the messages of understanding, condolence and encouragement. It does make a difference to how I feel about carrying on
with this weekly diary, and it has been good to know so many people enjoy reading it, and have taken the time to contact me with supportive words
Next week I hope to have lifted the lid on the seed box once more, and get more sowings underway