Monday, 15 April 2013

Spring Things


Hello, isn't it great to see the sun again?  With the bit of rain we had last week everywhere is suddenly looking a lot more fresh and alive.  The daffs and forsythia are really cheering the place up and the primroses and cowslips are finally beginning to show their faces.

  

I haven't done much recently.  Eldest daughter has been here for a couple of weeks and it was good to catch up with all her news before she returned to London.  The house felt a bit quiet this morning so I took myself off for a drive in search of some lambs!  The black sheep were out in their field, but it must be a bit early as there were only a handful of lambs, too far away to photograph.


I had more luck a bit further on where some white ones were frolicking around and came up to the fence to see me.





This is a lovely sight.  Acres and acres of new woodland and hedgerows have been planted.  It all helps the wildlife!


Talking of wildlife, I found some more little egg shells in the garden and added them to my box of "interesting bits and pieces"  I think the tiny one is a blue tit's, the larger one from a thrush and the others are blackbird's.  There's also some butterfly wings, and fossilised things and a beautiful tiny wasp nest.  I think these little ones are made by the overwintering queen. 
A proper display case is next on my list of things to look for, then I can look out for lots more bits.


Take care
xxx


28 comments:

  1. Debbie your pictures are always first rate so I wouldn`t worry to much about not having a zoom lens, agree nice to have the oldest children visiting from time to time we certainly do miss them when we they leave though

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  2. Yes they will look lovely displayed together, those blue eggs look so delicate! It's great to start feeling the spring :) x

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  3. Oh! Those lambs remind me of visits to my grandparents' farm during lambing season. We used to capture the lambs gently with butterfly nets and cuddle them like they were teddy bears. Oh the memories!!

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  4. Beautiful pics - I love the curious look on the little lamb's face!
    Enjoy Spring, now that it's finally putting in an appearance.
    Xx

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  5. Its a lovely little display of all the bits you have found. I may have to copy your idea.

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  6. Lovely to see some Spring colour at last isnt it!
    The lambs are so sweet! I only ever get a fleeting glimpse of our local lambs through the hedgerows on the school run, so its lovey to see some proper close-ups.
    Thanks for such a lovely Spring post Debbie - we've even had some sun today so maybe Spring really is here at last.
    Gill xx

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  7. So cute the little lambs, and what a lovely treasure chest you have there!

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  8. Gorgeous spring flowers and so lovely to see the lambs and their mothers in the fields. Has Spring come at last? Dare we rejoice. Yes! It's happening here too. I love your little collection of egg shells and feathers!
    Have a beautiful week!

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  9. Love the natural history collection! and the lambs are so eager and full of joy!

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  10. Whilst out in Devon over the hols we went looking for newborn lambs in the fields - either we couldn't find any or they appeared quite big. I love your photo of the one peeping through the hedge. Let's hope for more good weather in the coming weeks.
    June

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  11. Mmmmm Spring!!! Love the cute little lambs, its spring.
    Beatiful Collection of egg,and lovly small bits.

    Hilsen Tove Kristin

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  12. Awww, the lambs are so cute. What a great collection you have there! Lovely! :o)

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  13. Beautiful flowers and such a sweet lamb!! Those blue eggs are so pretty! Wishing you a lovely week! xo Heather

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  14. I think sheep and lambs can cure any sadness. So glad you had a lovely visit with your daughter.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  15. That little lamb was certainly interested in you! The vase of flowers remind me of a school nature table.

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  16. Isn't it lovely to be able to get out into nature, and stretch your legs? Your pics capture it perfectly. Your box of interesting bits & pieces reminds me of being in Junior School, when we would go out and collect things with our teacher, great memories. Thanks for taking me back there with your lovely post x

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  17. Awwww, isn't that little lamb just too cute! I love your nature finds - very interesting!

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  18. I do like the box with all your finds,we are always bringing some thing home from a walk,might have to make my own. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. What a lovely little treasure chest of bits and bobs, such interesting finds. Lambs always pull at my heartstrings, they're just so wooly and cute, I love all your photos of them.

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  20. It is so good to see the sun and suddenly flowers bursting into life! I adore the photos of the lamb, so cute! I too have collections of things from walks etc and I must come up with a way to display them, yours are lovely! x

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  21. I love your collection of bits and pieces - I find things like that fascinating. And those lambs are just too cute. x

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  22. Qué imágenes más bonitas! me encánta tu caja de cosas de la naturaleza creo que son pequeños tesoros.
    Muchos saludos.

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  23. What a lovely collection of bits and pieces from your walks. I love the colour of those blue eggs, it's so beautiful.

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  24. I love all your spring things in this post! The flowers are beautiful the little lambs are adorable....and most of all I love your nature table collection! What a great idea to put all those finds together...such treasures!
    Helen x

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  26. Aah yes Spring has sprung at last, all those yellows are lovely.
    I love your nature table display, such delicate objects.

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  27. good luck with the move and look forward to your lovely pictures in the future

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