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?


  1. Love this picture Helen
    Also like tanglewood. Hope you are having fun with your new puppy.

    Linda Scott

  2. it is very beautiful ,and i like tanglewood and fritillary.