Monday, March 14, 2016

Looking Forward to Spring

This Thursday, on St Patrick's Day we're delighted to be hosting the Wedding Lunch for Lisa and David. We're really looking forward to it!

High pressure presides over our weather, and a wonderful calm sunny spell of weather is in progress.

We're enjoying the beginnings of new life that Spring heralds.

This was just the day for getting the garden looking good, mowing the lawn for the first time this year.

Here's some pictures of the garden, the views, and a close look at the budding new life

looking up across the greening fields to Slievenaboley
and down to the majestic Mournes, across the newly mown grass

Alder catkins 
This Alder tree is full of catkins

Flowering currant a real splash of colour this time of year

beautiful primroses

lesser celandine

goat willow
the winding path down the hill
hawthorn in bud, and lichens
glorious lichens
hawthorn in the new hedge
cherry plums flowering very early in the fruit garden
currants in bud
bursting with energy, the rowans
currant in leaf

It's heartening to see the year turning green! I'll post an update in a while.