Returning

Colour returning;
spring flowers and tree blossom.
Bird song rejoicing.

Blue Sky

Under a blue sky
the snow continues to melt.
I prune garden shrubs.

Early Signs

White tips just showing,
already snowdrops push through.
Early signs of Spring.

Autumn Mists

The sun hides behind
a gauzy veil of cloud. Shy bride
of the autumn mists.

Soak

Not an end to drought
but the ground has had a soak.
Lovely, lovely rain.

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We have finally had a good rainfall overnight and all morning. Gentle rain that soaks in well and saves the need to water the garden for today at least. It has refilled my water butt. This is not the end of the drought though, rivers and reservoirs are still very low and hosepipe bans in place around the country, thankfully not where I live yet but I have been avoiding using the hose and only watering where necessary with waste water saved from the kitchen, using the watering can. The forecast is for another dry spell by the weekend. Still I am thankful for what we have, many areas have not had much at all for a long time.

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Cycling

Cycling in sunshine
on a balmy March morning,
listening to bird song.

Sun

The sun has come out.
Hang the washing on the line.
Sun goes in again!

Unreliable

Unreliable
weather; waiting for forecast
thunder storms to come.

Manna

Manna from heaven;
the bees busy foraging.
Our clover filled lawn.

Visitors

Evening visitors;
bats flitting around the yard.
Where do they come from?

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Bats regularly flit around the back of our house in the evening but I have absolutely no idea where their home is!

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