Now, where did you two pop up from?
Ah, yes – meet Buttons and Bandit, who like nothing better than to explore the surrounding countryside so that they can come back and tell children all about the things they have seen.
They are sitting on the ‘magic’ tree (or ‘fairy tree’) which lies outside the village – an ancient walnut tree with all manner of hollow places and interesting nooks and crannies. Children love to visit it to see what the ‘fairies’ have left behind. Buttons and Bandit found a newly planted clematis, a small rose and the remains of some fat balls, hung from the branches for the birds to enjoy.
Back home, the spring flowers are wonderful this year – all that rain over the winter?
The Common is already lush with grass, leaves on the trees and the view as lovely as ever. But I must get out with my camera again, as Spring is racing forward like an express train and these photos are already out of date.
Wherever you are, get out there and enjoy your own Spring walk – and take a camera. You’ll be amazed to discover how much there is to snap!