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.
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: