Looking at the photos on her phone,my wife suddenly remarked that the Canada Goose chicks had arrived this time last year. The Canada Geese have returned, as they do every year, but so far there are no chicks and I just saw the pair of them in the garden so they are clearly not nesting at the moment. While the annual cycle of life continues each year the details of how life unfolds are different.
Its another beautiful spring morning.I took a walk around my garden and saw the bluebells in the woods for the first time this year. When they are fully opened in May they form a deep carpet on the north side of the wood. For now there are just a few flowers open. They are a sure sign that spring is here.