Lovely Wisteria

Today the weather seems finally to be turning into Summer (or at least the end of Spring!) The day was warm, the sky was clear and the birds could be heard tweeting! The backyard still needs a lot of tidying done, even after the start made a few weeks ago. For starters the deck desperately needs to be scrubbed and re-varnished, the table and chairs cleaned, weeds removed from the gravel and paving slabs, the list is quite a long one! For now however, I will content myself with looking at the lovely wisteria that we have trained along the willow fencing. It isn’t even rooted in our backyard but it covers quite a few of the neighbours walls with it’s beautiful pale purple flowers.

Winter Snow

After all the snow we had last winter, this winter has so far been a bit disappointing. Not that I enjoyed skidding into work every day for a month when the ice never cleared!

Snow and trees

Finally, the snow arrived for most on Saturday night- before it all turned to slush we enjoyed a walk in the white stuff and discovered a new bit of countryside on the edge of Cottingham. Looks like a good spot for brambling in Autumn- although I will probably have forgotten by then!

Snowy field