Whilst out walking this morning, I took a few photos that indicates that spring truly has arrived. It was difficult to choose which photos to pick for My Sunday Photo. I decided the Gorse flowers, these yellow beauties are bursting into life along the country lanes. I hope you like them.
For overseas visitors Gorse is a large, evergreen shrub covered in needle-like leaves and distinctive, coconut-perfumed, yellow flowers during the spring and summer.
I just couldn't contain my excitement today because spring came to call.
It was a total surprise. I didn't expect it, but you can be sure that I made the most of it... and so did Miss Mufftypup!
Whilst she had a fantastic workout in the woods and a good run home, I spent a few hours outside tidying up the garden.
As you can see here in this little video clip, the birds were in fine voice.
I missed capturing the geese flying over...yet another good sign of spring.
They're returning back North!
I tried desperately to obtain a close up photograph of a robin, who was keeping me company as I worked. He was so close at times, busily trying to see what I might unearth, but as soon as I reached for my camera he flew!
I'm sure he was toying with me.
I even uprooted some carrots that I'd forgotten about.
I thought they might have rotted away due to all of the wet weather we've experienced over the winter months, but I was pleasantly surprised.
I dubiously pulled one and it was a really good (straight) specimen.
So I pulled another... and that too was perfect.
They looked fantastic... I just hope they taste the same.