I am linking to Amy of Love Made My Home and her Five on Friday. I haven't joined in lately as we've been rather busy here with decorating and a sickly cat.
Oops, you might have noticed something funny here! I accidentally pressed the publish button a short while ago, instead of save! But here goes, this should be the correct version now!
- Spring is here!
- Bluebells in the ancient woodland
- Jelly ears
- Present received
- Happy Happy! (The Splendid Sampler)
1. Spring is here!
We have lots of frogspawn in the pond this year, more than we have ever had before! I do hope a few of he little chaps survive because next doors very naughty cat is really making it his life's work to annihilate all our poor little frogs.
2. Bluebells in the ancient woodland
The bluebells in our front garden are already flowering, but then they are growing in a sunny position, with the added bonus of the afternoon sunshine being reflected back onto them from the whiteness of the wall.
So, having mentioned the bluebells that we had seen growing on the nearby Common the other week, we thought it would be a good idea to go up there again and see how they were progressing.
Previously I mentioned that shrubs and non native trees that have somehow self seeded were being cleared by the Commons' Rangers' and volunteers, and this time we noticed that further clearances had taken place, making it much more light and airy with dappled sunshine.
|Old and decaying native trees, such as the one seen here,|
are being left to support the wildlife.
|We spotted this but are unsure whether it is evidence |
of beetles or woodpeckers
3. Jelly ears
Would you believe it! If you saw my post about our walk a few months ago when we went searching for fungi - I laughed when I walked round our garden the other day and found these Jelly Ears growing on the stumps of an old budlia tree!
4. Present received!
I feel really guilty that I haven't been able to blog about these lovely presents I received from the very generous Kim of Wisdom with Needle and Thread. She recently celebrated her blog anniversary with a month of giveaways.
I was lucky enough to win these lovely kits from week 5:
I was really surprised and excited as this wrist cuff was an extra surprise
It is Kim's 60th birthday in July and she is having another amazing celebration! She is making and giving 60 RAK's (Ramdom Acts of Kindness) to 60 of her blogging friends. You can read about it here.
5. Happy Happy (Splendid Sampler)
I have fallen behind with my blocks, but I can now report that I have finished said block! The flowers and vase are attached by buttonhole stitch, and the stems are in backstitch.
I hope to be back again soon with a "finish"
Hope you all have a great weekend.