Very cold, grey overcast skies the last few days. Flowers I had expected to open are keeping their petals tight shut. Who can blame them. I am back in cosy jumpers and the heating is on.
4 babies from the 5 eggs. They don`t look their best at this stage. 3 days old. The parents were pecking about in the undergrowth so I nipped in to take this. Not very clear but I did`t want to disturb them. Once these beaks start demanding food the mum and dad are going to be run off their feet. That should be wings.
No birds were harmed in the taking of these photos.
Hostas don`t appear to mind the cold weather and are looking good.
Bluebells, Poppies, Solomon`s seal, also bloom regardless of the weather so garden still has colour. Thank Goodness
The sweet little violets are growing on the other side of my garden wall. So small only the glimpses of the bright blue give them away. Imagine, they were once sold by the bunch now quite rare round here.