After my couple of days "off" pursuing an interest in Lichens with the Cumbria Wildlife Trust it was back to the jobs which need done. Clickychick and I started the day at the Lodge continuing the fitting of new wooden surrounds to the footpaths. The work went better than I had expected but still a long way to go.
Being Thursday I usually spend the afternoon/evening with Kanyl so we took the opportunity go to the Lodge and collect bags of leaves for him to convert (hopefully) to leaf mold. We have only 2 broad leaved trees and both about 1.25 m (or less). The leaves blow from all over a variety of species beech, sycamore, sweet chestnut and Scarlet Oak to mention just a few. Sometime I am going to go on a windy day and stand and throw them in the air hoping they will move on. Today's collection after going through the leaf vac was 3 full (squashed down bin bags full) and there is at least as much left.
Being short of a blip I wandered round Kanyl's garden. I spotted these Leucojum vernum (Spring Snowflake) and I knew I had never blipped them before. Native to central and Eastern Europe they flower early and make a change from the ubiquitous snowdrop!