Goodness this weeks photo challenge was a nightmare for me. I’m often awake early but the thought of getting out before dawn with a camera or anything else for that matter is anathema to me.
There have been times of course when travelling, that early starts have been enforced. You can read about my trips to Lourdes or America by clicking the links. But I am really an evening person. I would happily do housework at midnight or write poetry and my journal at 2am. But I don’t really come back to life before 8.30 in the morning.
However, I did make a special effort just for the challenge and was rewarded, not by a visual revelation as it was quite dull, but by the dawn chorus of birds. There was an owl hooting plaintively in the woods over the road and countless little birds singing their hearts out in the bushes in my garden. I know their song is just a warning to competitors to stay away but it does sound delightful. I wish you could hear it!
I did however want to make my day worthwhile by taking more photographs so I am posting photographs of the early apple and cherry blossom in my garden. A bit of a cheat I know but I hope you enjoy them. We are having a wonderful spring, warm, sunny and dry so the blossom is perfect.