Saturday, 7 May 2011

Spring is very welcome..

... but this week the air has been heavily laden with pollen from trees like this

hawthorn is not kind to me. Once the hawthorn has gone it will be privet and all through the summer cut grass. I rarely sneeze but have a sore throat, sore eyes and headaches. No one I prefer Autumn.
We finally had rain all 3mm of it spread over two evenings. The dry spell has brought birds to our garden not just for food but water too. Our male black bird treated himself to a long bath and the thrush who is usually seen on the grass beyond our wall popped in to quench his thirst.
We have had the hose-pipe out several evenings so our bushes continue to grow

Bad cat has plenty of foliage

I have been rummaging through the fabric stash and have put these together

if her face looks rather flat it is because it has not been stuffed yet. I hope to assemble her over the weekend.


soggibottom said...

Good to see the rain down this way too. Don't things grow so much better with a drop of rain ?
I'm sure she will look great when she fills out :-)xxx

Shashi Nayagam said...

Yes the garden needed that rain. Everything looks fresh. I have been trying to chase the magpie away as he is rummaging through the bushes in search of nests. I know our robin has a nest somewhere in the bush. I hope it doesn't get raided.

Sally said...

Lovely Spring photos. Tha rain was definitely welcome although we didn't seem to get that much here.