A gentle awakening

I have selected five photos to document nature awakening this year. All except one are of flowers. The exception is of the activity around a rookery as the birds prepared their nests. The sequence begins with the winter aconites from January.

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The challenge from the Daily post is Awakening. 

The featured photo is of a fern unfolding. This is a subject I blogged about in an earlier post.



An ironic smile

Enjoying a meal out on Easter Sunday, I ordered Cheesecake for dessert. When it arrived, I was amazed to find that I had two sweets for the price of one – cheesecake and ice cream. As I am supposed to watch my cholesterol levels, I had to smile!

Chocolate cheesecake
Chocolate cheesecake

This week’s photo challenge from the Daily Post is Smile.

Steam engine Leander

It was not the first time that the steam engine Leander had travelled along our local railway line, but it is the first time I have shared photos of it here. It was a lovely sunny spring day.
The engine, pulling a long excursion train, coasted downhill into the station, stopped briefly for safety reasons and then puffed away into the distance.

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