Waxing April Moon – upping the heat

The year is suddenly taking off.

The sunrises early, washing down the hills to the east
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a backdrop to Canada Geese heading for…?
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At the other end of the day, as the sun goes down
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the moon is brightening
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reflected in the lake
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which is maturing day by day
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some Ram’s Horn Snails
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have moved home from the pond
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other exciting life multiplies
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aquatic plants expand
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and we begin to build up the south facing Sunny Bank
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We do some work opening up the wood margins
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a couple of Sycamores come down
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opening up the view from here
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and giving us some wood for the fire
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or for caber tossing
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and twigs to add to our kindling dryer
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New visitors come to the bird ground feeder
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While the Redpoll is an occasional caller on the sunflower seeds
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The nuthatch still spends all day calling for a mate.
He shouts this way
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and he shouts that way
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We are now harvesting salad daily
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Down in the pigpens Dinah’s litter shows increasing confidence
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although sometimes a word of reassurance is required
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eager to stock up on energy
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Lottie does not like to be kept waiting at feeding time
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But when the sun peaks, everyone has to have a lie down
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Lambs are all around
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This morning we were greeted by hour-old twins
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The Dog’s tooth violet eventually opens its flowers
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Pethan eraill yn y tyddyn heddiw:

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