So far, the weather here in the South of England has been quite mild, with only two or three really cold days. Yesterday, as Rik and I were coming back from a walk, I took this picture of primulas still growing in our front garden. There’s no way they should be in bloom at this time of the year!
As we look out, we also see many more squirrels than are usually around at this time of the year, many of them very young, and there are also more birds than usual. There’s considerable competition for the seeds in the birdfeeder, too, with the squirrels and the bigger birds such as magpies and woodpigeons gathering beneath it for anything that falls down!
It’s great to see these creatures interacting in the garden. However, it makes me sad, too. You see, an unusually cold spell is expected during the next couple of weeks, and I’m wondering how many of them are going to survive.
Anyway, here are the primulas, still thriving at the moment!
Image Credit » The photo of the in bloom unseasonably was taken by Vivenda.