Colour all around: Photos taken over the weekend
Above - Bright yellow leaves appearing on the tree-tops, against a pretty blue sky.
In the middle - Flaming spiraea japonica, with its new red, pink and orange leaves against the grey dead wood.
Below - Soft and delicate greens of the sweet woodruff spreading all over the ground.
It wasn't looking too good at the beginning of the week - last Monday we awoke to a nasty surprise.
I took a few iPhone shots to document the wretched occasion.
The poor critters.
It was a minor setback though, and mostly melted by that afternoon.
But, here's the sure sign that spring has really, truly arrived - babies!
An advisory note - I'm fiddling with the blog layout, so please excuse the inevitable mess-ups that will occur.