Sprung spring

First Sunday lunch outside this year. Hastily cleared away one lawnmower, one bicycle, a lot of plant pots waiting to have something done with the contents, and there we are, watching the pheasants of what turns out to be an established breeding colony (yay!) and their crazy aerial acts. I hesitate to call it flying…

sunday lunch 2

One hot dog getting a dose of sunshine.



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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

23 thoughts on “Sprung spring”

  1. SUCH a beautiful dog! My doggy (half greyhound, half coonhound) and I went for a jog this morning in the perfect spring weather. We hear singing birds, woodpeckers, lawn mowers, and our feet hitting the ground. Oh how I love spring!

    1. Finbar is getting to look a bit dog-eared now (he’s nearly twelve) but he was the handsomest doge ever when he was young. I don’t know what a coonhound is, but I bet he’s a beauty too 🙂 There hasn’t been a single lawnmower today. They tend to do the noisy stuff on Saturdays here.

    1. Actually he complains that we haven’t brought a sofa outside for him and his bones 🙂 I did enjoy, thanks. It’s been too hot for gardening so I’ve given up on the great outdoors. Hope your snow clears soon!

      1. All sighthounds moan about their creature comforts. Comes from being so skinny. If we had snow in march I think I’d probably die. Not kidding either!

      2. I don’t mind snow. I live where I live so I can experience all 4 seasons. But come the first day of spring, I expect spring weather 😂

  2. This is lovely Jane. So please you enjoyed the spring weather. It has been unseasonably warm here today too. We had a pub lunch and then a very pleasant walk with the dogs🌹🌹

    1. Everybody around here has vast expanses of lawn. They spend hours riding up and down on their mini tractors to keep the dandelions away, but I never see anyone actually out on their lawns. Why do people inflict so much grass on themselves?

    1. This is the time of year that flies by. In no time it will be really hot, the flowers will be over and everything will be shrivelling. They’re already irrigating the fields because we’ve had no rain.

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