Last week we bought a night-vision camera to capture hedgehog activity in our garden. We’ve been meaning to do this for ages, but isolation gave us the incentive to do it, and we can now review the footage each morning over a cup of coffee. After only a few nights, we have discovered that we have at least two hedgehogs, a couple of field mice and a visiting fox! I have attached a couple of stills taken from video clips.
Sorry to be slow on the uptake but here goes. My threatened contribution (mainly for Tenors and Basses) on how to burn toast and fry an egg (essential skills, I know) will wait for another day.
However, all this talk of spring triggered my grey matter to recall some long lost songs which maybe a few will recall - Spring Comes Laughing is obvious but for a few it might be from the John Clare cantata for which I struggle to remember the right words but the Autumn part has something like 'The Spring is gone and Summer beauty fades like setting sunbeams in their last decline' . Then It was a lover and his lass.. and probably more - any offers??
I am not making an exciting offering - however here goes.
I know it is cold, but the sun has been shining. I have been gardening, which has attracted the attention of two rabbits, who seem to think my efforts are just for them. If I had a gun they may not be quite so appreciative.
The squirrel who comes every year, sometimes with a mate has been happily digging up the lawn looking for his/her store of nuts.
I think I have a blackbird nesting in the hedge, which provides me with a lovely song just outside my window.
In other words I think Spring has arrived.