Even from a distance today I noticed that the larch is now starting to look quite green
I noticed today that this tree has a wound (or a growth or a canker?), which is oozing sap
Constellations of celandines cloak the ground
under the birch tree whose ochre catkins
echo the bright line in the head of the goldcrest.
Daffodils trumpet on the slopes
and the blackbird's orange beak opens
in glorious song.