Wednesday, 18 January 2017

A little ray of hope

In the bleak mid-winter, when there seems to be ongoing uncertainty on every level, doesn't this sight offer a wonderfully reassuring message, that the natural world never waivers, always follows its designated path.  It just keeps on keeping on.  Catkins always remind of the nature table at school, when I was about six.  We were told that the catkins were lamb's tails, left hanging on the tree!  Rather unlikely, but we fell for it!
Yesterday morning was beautiful - at last.  Sunshine, relatively mild, no wind (bonus) and the dogs and I had a good walk, part of which was around this field.  Until about ten days before Christmas, it was a sea of Brussel sprout plants.  Looking north, across the grey Firth of Forth to Fife, it is now ploughed and waiting for its next assignment.  


  1. Lucky you to have catkins! I must keep a look out x

  2. Lovely photos - glad you are getting out and about and signs of spring are on the way!
    Catkins were corncobs in my shopping basket when I was five! Picked from the garden! I used to pretend to have a fruit and veg stall!
    Happy days! Keep on keeping on!

  3. Lovely, golden catkins - a very welcome first sign of Spring. Yesterday I was out enjoying the sunshine - and the lovely songs of 2 Robins who were courting in the trees. Yay!