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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Spring is slowly emerging

Last week, I went out into the cold afternoon to go for a quick peek at the bay. It was strange that I had not been out for months. Not since Francis had become more weak. I felt I had to keep an eye on him, just in case..
The post mortemresults have come back from the lab. I have been told that next week I'll get a copy of the report and I will be able to collect the death certificate. With that i should be able to get on with my life. Being able to get a bereavement's grant, get things done at the bank, etc. About time too; it is now 6 weeks since my loving hubby passed away.
Also, his death will now be registered finally too. my A.P. (automatic pilot) is still holding onto the control of my life. Seems as if it is all just floating past me.

The winter has not left really; yesterday night frost still sends the Invertebrates into hiding and could be killing off Frog spawn too, off course.

Near me, theere is still no sign of the spring beauty. It is usual the first Wildflower I see in the hedge across the speedramp where I live. That one has not shown yet. But I did manage to find it opposite the Church of Ireland. Not in flower yet, but well on the way. It is of course, that member of the Buttercup family, the
Lesser Celendine, Ranunculus ficaria

Ivy berries ripening. hedra helix

If somebody can tell me the name of these little beauties, please leave a comment.

Greenfinches, Chloris chloris, in the garden.

female Chaffinch, Fringilla coelebs


  1. Hi Yoke,

    Sorry to hear about Francis, I hope things are sorted out for you soon and that you can begin to get the help you require.

    The mystery plant is pulmonaria, aka lungwort.

  2. Thank you, Liz.

    Pulmonaria officinalis. How could I forget!
    Thanks to remind me of the name.

  3. Oh my Yoke, I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of Francis. I hope you are keeping well.


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