Over the last few days I've been amazed at how quickly the trees have started to come to life with all sorts of beautiful little buds and tiny, fresh, new leaves. The sun has been shining and it's been quite mild although there is still snow on the higher hills and we've had a few frosty nights.
Trees which were stark and bare a couple of weeks ago are beginning to take on a delicate, pale green, hazy look as their new leaves appear.
Even the colourful lichens on the branches seem to be brighter and I love their wonderful swirls and curls.
This lovely, big shoe has been nailed to the fence for a long time. It turned up in the field where it was probably lost from a Shire horse working the land many years before we lived here.