Today we are experiencing a strong blustery south-westerly wind. The sort of wind that blows your hair all over your face, makes bits of paper rubbish fly up and down the street, and slams car doors when you are trying to load your groceries into the said vehicle.
It is playing havoc with our garden, tearing off petals and knocking over flowers. Even the pets have gone a bit silly, spooking at each other and jumping at their shadows.
Thankfully the skies are mostly blue, although there are quite a few clouds around as well. I felt sorry for the hawk who was trying to fly overhead, as he was quite obviously being buffeted around in the wind (sorry, I couldn’t get him into the photo).
Yesterday was rather wet, so I put off my shopping until this morning. On a whim, I visited a garden centre and found a fancy-leaf pelargonium (commonly called geraniums) that I have been wanting for one of my pots.
This one is called Mrs Pollock, an heirloom variety that dates back to 1858, and has scarlet flowers to go with its multi-coloured leaves.
Driving down the main road, I noticed that all the trees are covered with a coating of vibrant green, as new growth bursts forth from the bare branches.
Spring has definitely arrived 😊