For the first time this year I went out into the back garden to do some tidying up – I went around, pulling up the old rotting stems and leaves of plants that should have been tidied away in Autumn, and removing old seed heads that had been left there on purpose for the wild life. As the bulbs push through I like to have a tidier garden, it makes them look better! And as the days get longer, I become more inspired.
Usually by now I have a few early crocus alongside the snowdrops, but this year I see no crocus. I read recently that the snowdrops and crocus respond differently in different years to the balance between light (as in day length) and warmth. And this winter has been much warmer than last, so maybe that’s why? Sadly I can’t find the article.
Listening as I worked to Poetry Please, with the theme of Dreams and Sleep. Maybe it should have been ‘Awakenings’?
I did my preparations for the Guinea Pigs Group yesterday and earlier today, so now for a lovely quiet Sunday evening and a meal of slow cooked brisket which is gently cooking, sending out comforting aromas.