Tag: Spring

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Nature’s salve in lockdown days

The sights, sounds and smells of Spring lift my spirits at the best of times but in these lockdown days, as I’ve grown used to the blissfully deafening silence and reduced levels of pollution, the growth of the new season seems all the more thrilling. A sharp acidic scent of new-mown grass and blooming daffodils is flowing through my windows from the garden next … Read More Nature’s salve in lockdown days

‘The time of the singing of birds is come…’

Watching the still-winter-slim pigeons and ever-bold magpies swooping down to pick up twigs at the bottom of the garden, and then up again into the various tangles of bare branches they have decided to call home for this nesting season, it’s hard to believe we are living amidst a terrible pandemic. Thanks to the COVID-19 virus, the news pages report today that more than … Read More ‘The time of the singing of birds is come…’