Breaking my knee back in gently then.
Still, I feel good for an active day, although my achilles is a bit sore, and my improving batting didn't prevent me getting a couple of bruisesome whacks on the inner thigh.
My run was basically a cemetery and Friary Park survey, and as ever, it is sad to report that the crocuses are now ever so slightly over now, with fewer of their purple and white forms lining the graveyard paths. But, squill has now appeared in both locations, and in addition in Friary Park the first UKIP bating spanish bluebells have made an appearance.
The big surprise for me was getting snowed on all of a sudden as I ran through the forgotten nature reserve. It was very icy snow, but definitely that rather than hail, I'd say. It's the first proper wintry snow shower I've experienced all this season, and it is now March!
I hope for bright weather tomorrow, so that I might spot a few birds for the camera. I had a female blackbird on my fat ball feeder this morning, which I wasn't expecting.
All text and images copyright CreamCrackeredNature 05.03.16
|Wallflowers in the sconce, awaiting bees|
|Lovely crimson colour, this|
|Sun rays over the cricket ground|
|Graffiti on the cycle path, probably courtesy of the nearby primary school|
|I love this owl!|
|Friary Park. Grape hyacinth|
|The squill is out!|
|A lovely clump this|
|Just beautiful, these flowers|