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More spring signals




Bare branches overhead


Silhouetted trees




Old oak


Plum tree








Plum blossom




Packing up


Although the trees are currently still skeletal and bare-branched, there are a few more signs that spring is just around the corner. Last summer the old plum tree in our garden had to have a heavy pruning because some of the branches were creaking badly and cracking under the weight of the plum harvest, but even so it is currently delighting both me and the bumble bees that are emerging from hibernation with it's blossom. It is such a beautiful herald of the change in seasons. There are catkins everywhere and daffodils too and I'm looking forward to going out with my camera next week in search of those, and hopefully the first of the blackthorn blossom.

Thanks for all of the comments on my winter mice giveaway post. I've notified the winners and the mice are both packaged up and currently travelling to their new homes, one in the North of England and the other a little further away in Tasmania! I will be having more giveaways later in the year so I better get on with making some more animals and also finishing off my horse pattern, can't wait to share that with you in the spring 🙂

Hope you have a good weekend coming up. See you soon, J x


14 thoughts on “More spring signals

  1. Such beautiful blossoms! Our poor robins are shivering here. I always feel badly for them during the final snows before winter gives in to spring!

  2. Once again your pictures are so beautiful and peaceful, so calming. How is the fox have you seen her lately, any pups? Thanks for always sharing your pictures, I still think you should make a coffee table book.

  3. I’m always excited to see your lovely photos. We’re quite a bit behind you here in SW Colorado. So, it keeps me inspired that spring is coming. Although, as the latest snow recedes I’m seeing some daffodils beginning to emerge. Our predicted weather, for this week for the mountains, is the possibility of 30″ of snow. Most everyone is thrilled as this area has been in a drought for several years.
    Your little mice are so, so adorable!

  4. We still are having snowstorms here. It’s also so very cold that we have now signs of spring yet. So fun to see your photos and that sunset is spectacular.

  5. Congratulations to the winners. They will be so happy to receive the little mice in the post. So generous of you.
    Spring slowly coming to the Midlands too… So happy!
    Have a peaceful weekend, Julie.

  6. Such beautiful photographs. We moved from north of Scotland to the west of Scotland after retirement to be nearer two of our children and their families. No regrets but oh so much more rain than we’re used to! Our youngest child lives in California and we were able to spend five weeks with him over a Christmas and New Year now we’ve retired. He’s surrounded by desert, rocky terrain and lots of unusual cacti. Beautiful in its ow way.
    Congratulations to ‘Mouse’ winners. Love to know what wool you used for clothes please. Beautiful blues!

  7. I love checking on your website to see your pictures and any new little creatures you are creating! I would love to own one someday! Happy knitting! You inspire me!

  8. That sunset set against the dark outline of the trees is stunning. Equally beautiful is the close up of the blossom, intricate and beautiful.
    Glad that the mice have found some special new homes to be a part of.

  9. It’s glorious out there isn’t it. Let’s hope you have lots of plums. I have a tiny plum tree in a pot that I shall plant out in the garden at some stage. No blossom yet, maybe in a week or so. I am very much looking forward to seeing your horse, no doubt it will be amazing. CJ xx

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