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.  

Blogging 101: Throwback Thursdays: 1

I’ve joined in with the worldwide blogging community take part in a WordPress course called Blogging 101. The aim of this course is to encourage/enthuse/energize/educate participants and basically improve our blogging. So far I’m enthused, energized, encouraged and teetering on the brink of being educated. (As a colleague of mine used to say, “Miracles take a little longer”). Today’s challenge (yes, its a daily exercise) is to produce something with an element in it that is new to me. What’s new about today’s blog is that I am committing myself to a series called “Throwback Thursdays”. My idea being to look back at old photographs and see what they bring to mind. And I intend to will  publish  one every Thursday.  I decided on the title because both words begin with ‘th” and a bit of alliteration never goes wrong. Today’s picture was taken a few years ago and I’ve chosen it because I am so looking forward to Springtime:

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