Let Spring Begin!

There was a lot of small-bird activity in the garden yesterday. Here are two of the pictures I managed to take (through the window, I’m afraid, so not as sharp as I would have liked).

Coal tit
Plenty to say for myself…

Witch Hazel

How can it be so long since I last posted? Already, the darkest days of the year have passed, making way for tentative signs of spring.

I saw this witch hazel last weekend when we went for a rare family stroll in the park. Beautiful wisps and shreds of yellow, and a surprisingly strong, sweet fragrance.

Witch Hazel (Hamamelis)