There is still time for a blast of Arctic air and for the landscape to disappear under a layer of snow and ice, but the days are gradually pulling out and there are early signs of Spring. Already, I have spotted carpets of snowdrops and clumps of primroses. Catkins are in abundance and the daffodils are not far off flowering.
When the cold winds subside and the sun appears in the sky, the birds come out from their hiding places and sing.
It won’t be long until the leaves start to unfurl from the buds on the branches.