Since my last post, my feet have barely touched the ground, but I have taken a few photos to keep you up to date. The work on the ceiling will follow in a later post; phew, it has proved to be hard work so far, and it is still in progress!
Around the garden, I have heard the Cuckoo calling, the Great Spotted Woodpecker has been battering the pine tree looking for bugs, and the Little Owl has been calling constantly around the garden and surrounding areas. Sadly no photos of any of them; they are all too discreet!!
Two young apple trees in full blossom
Cherries already forming
I just love the colour of these tulips
The bluebells are almost out
Hope this worker is doing his job pollinating the apples for us
This odd looking character is growing from the ivy that has taken over in our hedge
A ladybird wandering around the foliage
Blossom from the quince; this was a very sick tree last year, but it seems to have recovered well, thanks to the removal of another tree close by
The gnarled old trunk of the quince tree
These little violets are all over the place
and last, but certainly not least, it is wonderful to see the amazing French sunsets once more.
I apologise for not visiting everyone at the moment, but I hope soon that I will have a bit more spare time. Nigel arrives on Friday and the only way I can get him to relax is to unwind myself!