Tuesday 13 March 2012: Green Day
Its was an unusually mild Winter here in Kintyre and we never had a single severe frost. As a result the grass in the fields never got burnt and remained green throughout, although they were very often flooded with the large amounts of rain we had. In the garden the grass kept on growing, particularly the areas that were sown last year and fed in early Autumn.
With very little rain in the past few days, I decided the grass way dry enough for a quick cut before we head off on holiday. I always enjoy the first cut of the year. I think its a combination of being out in the garden with a purpose, listening to the sounds of nature and remembering just how pleasant the smell of newly mown grass is. I love it! Another sure sign Spring is here!
Plenty of signs that the birds are preparing for nesting, with some Sparrows investigating one of the nesting boxes and a pair of Collar Doves playing in the tree tops. As it was overcast there was little chance of blipping at a distance, so I had to resort to the feeding area which is within range. In keeping with the green theme, today's blip is of a Greenfinch enjoying some sunflower and other seeds scattered on the garden wall.