|The spring flowers have all faded and gone, leaving behind some interesting seed heads, or yellowing leaves.|
The blossom has bloomed and fallen, and now there's the promise of apples, pears and plums in the autumn.
Nests have been built, and baby birds raised, and tadpoles have kept me entertained with their antics in the 'more successful than I realised' pond - there are little froglets in there now, some with both back and front legs.
|Bees have been buzzing around for a couple of months now, and the Californian poppies have popped their hats and are dazzling everyone in the front garden.|
There have been 'fun runs' and birthdays and, at the end of April, my aunt sent me her wedding dress - the 'something borrowed' for my mother's own wedding, on a snowy Boxing day in 1947.
|My niece, wearing her grandmother's wedding dress.|