It would seem that spring is finally sprung, well at least there some small signs of a breakthrough here. It was whilst walking along the trials around Moel Famau t’other day that spring gave me a little tentative nudge to say “high honey I’m home”, or will be pretty damn soon. Amphibians, that’s what the nudge was good folk, amphibians indeed. It does seem that the little blighters are becoming a regular feature of my recent postings lately.
But I digress there was not just the amphibians that were heralding the imminent arrival of spring and her long awaited release from the gloomy winter evenings. As I’ve already mentioned that little scamp
is coming on in leaps and bounds and we’re travelling further and further upon the trails, revisiting areas long missed. Indeed my slowly diminishing waistline is giving testament to the distances now covered and soon it’ll be time to dust off the old rucksack as demands for these increasingly longer walks require more thought and provisions. Willow
So it was upon our latest, extended, walk that the signs of spring are slowly becoming more evident. There is a different taste to the air, somehow fresher and cleaner. The temperatures have not increased dramatically (there was a frost last night) but I’m already finding that my winter coat is upon the edge of been discarded till late autumn comes around once more, in fact I think another few weeks and the walking boots will join it in favour of me ol’ desert wellies! There are signs that the trees are rising from their long slumber and the bird life upon the trails is becoming more frantic as thoughts turn from survival to nest building and mating. The days are becoming longer with the increased hours of light enabling us the travel even further, although as the days extend there seems to more and more for me to do around the home, plotting to contain the wanderlust that is in my heart. Ah the signs are there right enough although there may still be a sting in winters trail before his departure has truly happened.
So all that is left for my is to share with some pictures of the trial with you and hope that spring is brightening your day where ever you are;
And what of the amphibians that I spoke of? Well the little devils are at it far earlier than I can recall in past years, maybe we’re in for a long hot summer, time will tell. Also where they were found was considerably higher up the hills than I’ve seen them before, and yes I did manage to take the odd snap;
Till next time, take care.