Spring

Gaiainaction has inspired me to write a post on spring and sense of place. All around spring is in full flow. Fruit blossom burst forth not just on the trees in the garden but also along the hedgerows that line our roads and divide the fields around us.

apple blossom

apple blossom

On the hedge banks primroses, my favourite spring flower, release their delicate scent.

Primroses

Primroses

In the trees, blackbirds and pigeons are building nests. Robins are finding the highest branches to sing and proclaim their territories. In the sunshine of the afternoon, sleepy butterflies, recently woken from their winter hibernation drink thirstily from the nectaries of flowers.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral on plum blossom

As I walk up the road there is a spring in my step. The grey, dark days of winter are finally over us. Each walk brings new highlights. The first bumblebees, the first violets. Whatever it is. These little gems cannot be seen from the inside of a car, so it is important to get out and walk. Experience nature. Immerse yourself in the sounds, scents and joys of it all. Go outside. See if you can find something different, something you have never noticed before.

Buff tailed bumblebee

Buff tailed bumblebee

 

 

 

 

 

 

22 thoughts on “Spring

  1. janesmudgeegarden

    I imagine hedgerows would be perfect habitats in which to observe the arrival of spring and you would find something interesting on each excursion. Sadly there is no such thing here, only fences.

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    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      I would certainly miss hedgerows – here in Ireland where we have relatively little woodland they are a very important habitat for birds, insects and many others

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