Between The Ides and The Equinox

Having survived the Ides of March without major mishap and, although we can still see snow,

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we feel that with the new moon

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we can start early Equinox celebrations.

The bees have sucked dry the crocus flowers

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But being in Wales we are or course surrounded by daffodils

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they are everywhere

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More exciting are the fritillary buds

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and the signs that hedges are waking up
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Trees are more reserved but signs can be seen
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and profiles are changing
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The birds are busy

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gathering nesting material

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They are also noisy, in the case of this Song Thrush in a good way

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We were pleased to receive a Brambling visit
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and are always happy to have the modest Dunnock around

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The Woodpecker combines defiant colours with modest behaviour – always using the back of the feeders

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So, as the sun shines

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illuminating the buzzards overhead

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and even making sheep look glamourous

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we prepare the chair on the porch

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pretending we will have some time to sit down during the next six months.

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