All is quiet here in the Suir valley on this March afternoon after all the storms and upheaval of just a couple of weeks ago.
and the greenhouse is empty and dormant, waiting, but yet …
just beside it there are stirrings of life – new season rhubarb has been nosing its way above ground. Doesn’t that single leaf above the ruby stalk have a brainy look about it?
Some overwintered garlic
and overwintered broad beans with some of the weeds that overwintered with them
and some cabbage from last year’s crop, still producing those leaves with their lovely purple veins
The slender scarlet stems of the dogwood are getting on with it and showing their new pale green Spring promise
while the spinach leaves shine bright in the afternoon sun. But I would like to know what else is eating it!
Meanwhile above it all the crow flies …