It would seem Mother Nature has finally reached the point at which she is fed up holding back until we get a decent spell of warmer weather to declare it really is Spring, and decided to go for it regardless. In just seven days the progress of new growth bursting forth has been almost unbelievable and in Fairy Glen, the energy output is almost tangible.
I never cease to be amazed by the sheer number of shades of green, the beautiful shapes and textures of leaves.
Ferns are stretching upwards and unfurling cautiously, reluctant to unclench their delicate tips until they’re sure its warm enough.
Plants on the woodland floor know their days in the sunlight are numbered and are rushing to flower; some such as the dog’s mercury are almost done already.
Here and there the palette of greens is highlighted with delicate touches of pink and blue.
I could be happy living in a permanent state of Spring.