It is mid February and the light is getting stronger. The dark dismal days of deep winter are giving way slowly to brighter warmer days. It feels like I have come out of hibernation. Spring is just round the corner.
My garden is very wet and soggy after prolonged winter rain and snow, but it feels like the right time to be out here cutting down and generally tidying up. I have on my bright wellies (A Christmas present from Mum), and an old fleecy jacket. It doesn’t feel cold out here. I’ve collected my bright green bin, secateurs and small fork from the greenhouse, and wearing my new pink gardening gloves, am busy cutting down overgrown plants and pulling off old dead leaves. The soil is deep dark brown and I detect a few small bulbs poking through. Even though it has been so cold the weeds have still grown! My back twinges as I struggle to pull out a bramble that has taken root both ends.
There is a little robin who flits about and gets really quite close to me. I stay still and quiet and watch him hopping about looking for grubs and worms. Hey, Mr Robin! Here’s a big juicy worm, right here! There are lots of other birds singing in the trees.
Merlin comes up and steals a stick from my bin. He runs off down the garden to chew it. He notices that the dogs are out next door so goes to the fence to sniff them.
My bin is full up now, time to go and empty it!
I am linking up with Alexa’s blog for Simply A Moment.