Harbinger of Spring

I was out on Wednesday, a walk alongside the estuary known as Breydon Water. As you can see, the tide was high.

Berney Arms windmill, view from Breydon Water: 8th Jan 2020

And look what I saw…

Alder-tree catkins: 8th Jan 2020

Hazel-tree catkins: 8th Jan 2020

And…

Blackthorn flowers: 8th Jan 2020

Which was enough to make me think Spring is on its way! Oh, Yay!

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23 Responses to Harbinger of Spring

  1. Violet Lentz says:

    At -41 F I have a hard time sharing your sentiment, but the evidence seems to be there in your little neck of the woods…. Beautiful photos.

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    • Gosh, no I can’t imagine such coldness. We’re lucky in East Anglia sheltered from the worst of weathers… unless the East Wind blows, then it comes from Siberia with a savage bite. Even then, the lowest winter temperature I recall is minus 15 C [5 F]. But even being blessed, the first week in January is early for these signs of spring.

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  2. Deborah says:

    These are wonderful Crispina! Thanks so much for sharing them! 😀 ❤

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  3. Beautiful pictures! I am happy to know that the spring is on the way.. it’s just too cold now😁

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  4. I didn’t know what those things were actually called, so I think I always used the term “tree jizz strings.” Now I know better, I shouldn’t be so crass!

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  5. Nice collection of photos, tree jizz strings and all…. 😉

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  6. Joy Pixley says:

    Catkins — it must be spring! Nice photos.

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