The birds are getting frisky. Today watched a collared dove wooing and cooing a lady friend with co-ordinated dance. He bowed his head low for the "Coo-coo", then stretched skywards for the "coo". Coo-coo coo.
There's a few assaults going on amongst the mallard population too.
Perhaps they are de-stressing. I've had another stressful 24 hours with another landlord visit bringing around a couple of valuers, who went round measuring my walls with a handheld laser rangefinder while I sat on my bed pretending I wasn't there. Typically, after I had gone mad doing a deep clean, they brought in a load of mud from outside. Thanks a lot guys.
So the moment they had gone, I went out for a walk. Just the boring old tour of the two lakes, but it was a very bright afternoon and the savage cold of the last week has eased from the time being. The days are easing longer, it feels a shade more spring like and I noticed that the odd black headed gull has got its black head back.
Glory of the snow is now making a subtle appearance. The aconites and snowdrops are at their peak; the aconite will be starting to die in a week or two.
Like many things, they are very ephemeral.
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