"Spring has sprung" as the saying goes. Everywhere around me the trees are budding and a few trees are even flowering / blossoming, as the images below show. It is still only January!
Another example is this worm moving along the road and in a puddle. It was fascinating watching him change direction and go forward with his "backside", if you see what l mean? As it moved, using the back as the front, it flattened about 1 inch and became wider. Very strange to watch.
Not a very good image but the story is funny. Don't know what bird the nest belongs too but there were two Magpies flying round and round it, fighting each other. The noise was very loud and l stood and watched them for about 10 mins. Eventually a crow turned up and chased them both away.!
Just in case you think l live in this wonderful country place...which l do but... the following 2 images will show you l live 10 mins or so from the centre of town! Ha.
On the road up to my flat, commuters park their cars here from early morning to late at night.....good oppurtunities for thieves! Shame.
On a happier note. This Kestrel has been around our area for a while but this is the first time l have managed to get an image. Not a good one but at least you can see what it is.
On the way home, l had been photographing some fungi (show these at a later date) and noticed this wall. This is a very light green for this particular moss and lichen. Very pretty though on this very dull day.