January 2022

The tentative return of birdsong…

After “the Silence”,
a thrush tries out his spring song.
And so it begins…



The first blooms…

Gorse has had enough.
Time for a little colour:
a blaze of yellow.



Warm, sunny start to the new year wakes up sleeping butterflies…

Surprise sun fanfare
spark baffled tortoiseshell flights.
A preview of spring.



A storm to ring in the new year…

Baptism of wind.
Wild, all-night celebration:
the New year arrives.