Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May 1st - more signs of spring!

Well, the rain is back, and with it some new arrivals!
The folk poem goes:

"The Cuckoo comes in April,
He sings his song in May ..."

and sure enough this morning on Mayday, I heard him for the first time this year, his voice echoing across from the wood!  And then, the first swallow I have seen skittered across thge sky... though of course

"One swallow does not a summer make"!

Or, indeed, a spring as the present rate!!!

I've often wondered ... where DID swallows perch before there were telegraph wires?