It has taken a while to get going, but Spring arrived for me today with temeperatures in the teens, finally, and a spot of sunshine too. No swallows or martins to be seen yet, but yesterday I saw my first hairy footed flower bee of the year, and today while I had a really good 9km cross country run I came across a beautiful female tawny mining bee, and heard my first singing chiff chaffs in Sconce Park.
They weren't singing very well, sounding a bit wheezy and off key, but singing they were.
Spring has thus arrived.
I intend to make the best use of my favourite time of the year I can. Sadly our cricket ground is underwater however. Spring forgot that part of my world.
I have a tent to test, and gear to check out, and some trips out of town to do. My world is so small it hurts sometimes.
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