Wednesday 5th March 2014
I had been hoping for sun, but the 8/8 cloud cover in the sky this morning cheated me of it. They were really interesting clouds though.
As you can see from that photo I took Max over Canford Heath (no Jez this morning). I was not very happy when I got to the stream and felt something cold and wet seeping into my wellington boot.
Yes, my right boot had split, and when I looked the left one was going to follow suit very shortly. I was a bit miffed, to say the least, as they are expensive Aigle wellingtons designed for hiking and they are only 19 months old. However, I contacted the company I bought them from and they want me to return them so they can have a look at them, so fingers crossed.
In the afternoon I was finally able to get out in the back garden and start cutting back the shrubs and ornamental grasses, and start a bit of a general tidy up. I had to stop when I’d filled my garden waste bin (which will be emptied for the first time this year on Monday). But already the garden is starting to look a lot better.
As you can see, I also had some sun in the afternoon to help the gardening along (plus, of course, two dogs – until they were taken out for their afternoon walk).
As for spring really being upon us, well we have frogspawn, so it must be true.
From this day a year ago
Contractors were cutting back the trees beneath the electricity lines just along the road from our front drive.