It’s not very often I can post pictures of Rannerdale bluebells taken at the end of April, it’s usually mid May when they are at their best but this year they have been very early. The cuckoo was quite early as well, first heard in the woods on 25th April (last year it was 29 April.) However we did wake to snow on the tops on Saturday morning!

The hedgerows are lovely at the moment. Poppy, my six year old grand-daughter was totally amazed by the speed at which the Jack in the Hedge grew during the week she was here at Easter.

However it is now being overtaken by the cow parsley.

And I had to include this photo of the verge on the Hope Beck road.

My ‘Tommy’ who looked out to Gable last year from the seat in front of Foulsyke has now got a new home in my front garden. I am going to try to surround him him with plants for remembrance and also those that would have been around at the time of WW1.

And one final picture of the bluebells!