‘Primrose’ appeared often as one of your favourite Spring words. They are a small but beautiful beneficial plant. A super food for butterflies.
‘Lamb’ was a very popular Spring word you gave me. It got me thinking about all the usual lambs depicted at this time of year. The cute fluffy white ones, the occasional white one with a black face, the ones on cards and as soft toys. So then I thought, when was the last time…
Chickens you said to me. Well, it turns out I have 6 in my kitchen. A wooden one, 2 floral pottery, a tin one and 2 fabric ones that sit on the eggs in the egg rack (sometimes she sits on a shelf).
It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it.” – John Burroughs
We’re going back to play with the fairies today to look for fairy toadstool rings. Where to look:on light soils in mixed woodland and heaths among birch, pine and spruce. They’ve been there since late summer and will be until the first frosts of winter.
So far I’ve seen 3 bees in our garden and they have been huge! I’ve learned the scientific name today: Bombus hortorum. What a great name. Sounds like a Harry Potter character and rather befits such a large, scruffy being I think. Don’t be fooled by the fact it bobs around and looks quite dozy…