Wednesday, April 22, 2020
22nd April 2020
Cynthia, my partner for 62 years, died a year ago today and, like then, it is a beautiful late spring morning. God speed my darling.
Just above Troy Track I found a seedling tree which looks rather like a wild service, though it may be the offspring of the American Crataegus with service like leaves that grows not far away. I shall have to keep a careful watch on it.
I think some buds are starting to develop on the Cotoneaster (? frigida) that grows on the edge of Medlar Wood. A large shoot of tufted vetch has appeared in Brambly Hedge beside my seat. This is new, and very welcome, in the Green Sanctuary. I have now counted four dandelion seedlings close to the large western dandelion.
Plenty of insects about today including the flying black carabid that appears at this time of the year; Rhingia rostrata, a local hoverfly and orange tip butterflies visiting bugle along with carder bees.