More Pres Garden
More Pres Garden
As presaged by last night’s hazy moon, it’s cold, wet and windy out there today, and after a tentative looksee, I gave up and came indoors, eventually donning my cosy teddy suit! Not, however, before I had spotted more little gems in the garden’s wet grass, and determined to pot up some of those delightful, little violets.
At last a plant [under the forsythia] that I cannot name, has little florets on it, and gradually the forsythia is bursting into yellow clouds of colour, though I fear it may have been over-zealously trimmed at the wrong time last year, as the flowers are not as prolific as I had imagined that they would be. Maybe it is still too cold.
Red dogwood that I pruned late last year is now in bud, although I am frankly surprised that here, on the hillside, Winter lingers a little more at the Pres than in the tiny micro-climate of Gertie’s Garden.
Later I ventured out to snap the trees blowing in the wind and it’s actually warmer than I expected ….. -Warm, wet, westerly winds in Winter- is a mantra I remember from school-days’ Geography…and despite the date, that seems to be what we have today!
That was Sunday …..
Happy Birthday Jann Louis xxxxx
Today, sun has been shining all morning and the wind is still warm. Looking through the bedroom window, as has become the custom, I watched crows and pigeons and listened to smaller, more tuneful varieties of birds, including a little wren which had ventured high up to the roof! The grass was pleasantly green.
After another try to post a parcel, which was eventually successful, I came back to the Pres garden, via some pink blossom that I couldn’t resist photographing …..
… then willow, lovely at any time of the year, in Spring it glows even more.
The River Noireau was running very high, and I watched a pair of mallards fly upstream, settle, then gently drift down again, together.
Home again, and just look at that sky!
Next time I will find more pictures of the surrounding countryside in “A Normandy Garden of France”
Anne ….. 30.03.2015.