End of March and today it reached a heady 5 degrees, enough to start the snowmelt.  Here, my brave lupins pretend it's spring.


Winter hanging on

Another snowfall, now we are nearing the end of March.  The bad weather has made the garden birds bolder on account of being so hungry.  We are seeing quite different ones feeding outside our office window where I put out seed.  Yesterday a Reed bunting visited many times and today a Yellow hammer is returning again and again.  It was a bit tricky to photograph though the window, but here he is with a beak full of seed.


Rain, snow, wind

Thus reads today's weather summary, and we are now nearly mid March.  Minus figures when the birds have gamely started their singing and even daisies have appeared in the grass.  We have all mentally left winter behind and are willing the weather to do the same. 
Still there are some benefits, I have finally managed to make loose covers for our sofas which I have been delaying for a considerable time, knowing it would tax my sewing capabilities.  But given I desperately wanted to keep our sofas and couldn't find any other option for just the right feel of linen and the perfect cut and fit - I was after something tailored, but soft, not fussy with piping or sloppy and too loose, I set to work on it myself.  Now they are all but complete and we can curl up on them in front of the woodburner and ignore the cold outside.