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Time to Stop and Stare

Monday, April 27th 2020

Exercise is a good time to look around and I spotted this Crab Apple was in full flower.

The verges and grass areas are not being cut by the council and so the Dandelions are in full bloom .

Although their bright yellow colour is very cheerful now, very soon there will be a mist of white fluffy seeds floating around.

Looking out of the window I spotted an Orange Tip butterfly.

A movement in the hedge revealed itself to be a juvenile Blackbird.  Over the next couple of days I counted four, being fed by both parents.

After a while the female decided that it was time to continue nest building.

After pieces of vegetation it was mud collecting, and my newly transplanted Wild Strawberries pot proved to have the exact type of mud required!

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