What a difference a couple of weeks of sun makes. At the end of April the land still seemed to be in Winter mode, with icy winds and short grass. Now, in mid-May the change as been startling, with the Levels taking on a lush, almost subtropical feel. The wildlife is making a return too. There are still few martins, swallows or swifts but I heard a cuckoo, and there are egrets, hares and deer in plenty.
I also took the opportunity to transplant a few new willow cuttings to my tree planting area. I’m aware its not considered an ideal time to do it, but I thought I’d given it a go, since the willow sticks my parents built a lattice out of last week have sprung to life rather well.