Drought? What drought? (Here anyway)

We’ve heard a lot recently about a predicted drought in the South East. Here in the West the recent rain has left the ground really sodden – some of the woodland paths are rather muddy, and the pond is full. It’s good for the ferns (see picture), though the last of the bluebells are just going over.

The meadows are full of flowers, and vegetation is growing fast everywhere – perhaps because the weather has also been mild. When the sun shines, a few butterflies are also coming out to enjoy the blooms (see picture).

The treetops are full of quarreling rooks. I sometimes wonder how they find so much to argue about. It’s good to see them performing acrobatics above the Upper Meadow.

Summer here we come…

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