It seems no more than a blink of an eye since the branches of the trees were just budding up, now the long sunny days interspersed with driving Welsh rain has brought everything to almost full greenness.
You all know my love of the colour green, so this time of year with the freshest of greens all around us is the best for me. To see fresh new life erupting in so many shades and textures is simply wonderful ... and very restorative to the soul.
Of course it's not all green, take a few steps up the hill into our woodland and you will see a carpet of Bluebells merging into the green and yet holding strong with their beautiful shade of blue.
They are dotted all around our land. I've been tempted to pick a few many times to bring into the house, but each time I stop and think 'no' ..... they look so wonderful exactly where they are.
Of course there's other colours too, I'm a real sucker for Buttercups and always leave patches of this dainty
weed wildflower to grow for far too long. I'm paying the price for last years delay in weeding the front bed with a glorious display of buttercups near the house, but this lone plant in the veggie patch will be sadly meeting the interior of the compost bin in the next couple of days as I need this bed for the Sweetcorn.
The hillside to our left is looking wonderful, and many evenings after bringing in the washing I stand and look, oblivious temporarily to the sound of the cars whizzing past the house, I drink in the fresh greenness of the newly arrived Spring.