Springtime Came Yesterday and Left Again Today

Yesterday was Springtime. I know this because a butterfly told me. It was the first butterfly we’ve seen in the garden this year.  The battered condition of this Small Tortoiseshell is a testament to its having survived the winter.  I suspect that today it has gone back into whatever warm place it likes to call home.      We went into Preston for lunch and, as it was such a nice day, we parked down by the river and walked up through Miller and Avenham Parks into town.       Warm enough to sit in the sun:  But not warm enough for me to discard winter woollens just yet. (Current weather here right now is: wind, heavy rain, chilly, i.e. WINTER) I know that a lot of us bloggers in the northern hemisphere are awaiting springtime.  The one who instantly comes to mind is Liz at  Dot Knows!   Why not pay her a visit at Elleturner4.wordpress.com Her blog promises: Fab photos, witty asides and light hearted humour….  If you enjoy wildlife, blue skies and general joie de vivre, you won’t be disappointed.  

It was a Good Friday

It was good to get away from all the Easter holiday buzz by driving a couple of miles to the local canal. All work seemed to have been abandoned, along with yesterday’s pint-pot tea mugs, a tractor and  some homemade onion chutney and free range eggs for sale with an honesty box  for local customers to put their money in.   Met a few people along the canal tow path:       And this orange-tip butterfly: In the words of the iconic and eccentric Scottish exile, Ivor Cutler, “we have a beautiful cosmos, you and me”.

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