Do hedgehogs complain?

You bet they do! This early April morning I overheard a hedgehog muttering in an icy English country garden.

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The Change of Seasons In Baltimore – Fly Fishing

Late March fly fishing in the Gunpowder river near Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Spring is slowly showing herself. And yet, snow is expected. The change of seasons is full of surprises!

A message of hope from the Canopy: Learn from the changing seasons

The forest has spoken. This weekend, this leaf, dressed in gentle shades of autumn, drifted down from the forest canopy in the Island Nature Reserve near Port Elizabeth in South Africa. The leaf’s message was clear: “Autumn is here. Winter for all of us is not far off. But remember. After the winter will come the spring and then the warmth of another summer. Learn from me, a humble leaf. Learn the lesson of the seasons. The winter of this Covid will pass too. Have faith in the passage of time. Rest assured. A new day is coming for us all.”

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The Seasons are Changing in England and South Africa

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

Ecclesiastes 3:1 KJV

March 2021

Change is in the air.

In England spring is beginning to shyly show her beautiful face.

In South Africa the autumn chill is starting to call for jerseys

Below are two pictures taken a few days ago. The first is of early spring daffodils in England. The second is of the South African “blood flower” now blooming in early autumn.

Read Mariska’s comment about the “blood flower” below the second picture.

Below: English spring daffodils – March 2021

Photo: Our relative in England

Below: South African autumn blood flowers – March 2021

Photo: Mariska Spoormaker

“When this bulb plant pushes out her red powder brush, you can know the time of summer is over. Some people call the Powderbrush / blood flower also the April Fool – why?” – Mariska Spoormaker on Facebook. (Behind the flowers is “Tiekie”, Mariska’s good friend and companion.

Beauty Beyond Words – The Magic of England’s Winter Wonderland February 2021

Picture by Anna – East Sussex, England

East Sussex Snow and Ice – A report by Kiera

I am Kiera from East Sussex in England. What a winter it has been! Plenty of snow and lots of ice. Everyone is talking about the cold weather. Below is a picture of me talking to a donkey friend who told me about a nearby frozen pond on which geese were skating. I could hardly believe it so I went to the pond to see for myself. It was true. Look at the picture I took of the geese on the ice. I am including a gallery of some snow and ice scenes near where I live. Amazing. Keep warm. My dear friend Anna helped me with the pictures. Please scroll down.