Signs of spring

In March you have to look for the details – the trees are still bare but the birds are singing. Our favourite robin has a beak full of fluff – I wonder where the nest is? In the garden the primroses are out, but in the wood they are still in bud. And those are the ones I always think of as the ‘real’ ones. Willow is putting out catkins though, and of course gorse is in flower.