Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Spring is in the (very cold) air!

The days are getting longer here in Cambridge, and the first signs of Spring are starting to poke through the soil. Though clearly we're not done with winter, as a few snow flurries bore witness to yesterday, it's certainly on the decline!

Today we took a long walk through the fields behind Clare Hall and found Spring bursting out all over the place. I hope you enjoy our photos are much as we enjoyed our perambulation.

Our sky was a magnificent blue today...


Here's a cute house which seems to actually be the club house for some college's sports field!


A beautiful pond behind Robinson College's sports grounds. We scared some birds away before we could get them in the picture, unfortunately.


A pretty (and tiny) blue flower growing on the edge of our path. Not sure what they are, but there sure were lots of them!


One thing that continually impresses us about England is how many kinds of sky they have. And on days like today, it seems to stretch on forever!


The track we followed through the field behind the Rugby field on our home stretch.



A small stream or irrigation ditch we crossed. There were some deer tracks not far from here! Laurie also lost to Lewis playing Pooh Sticks here. Better luck next time!


Some tiny purple flowers growing outside the main entrance to our College.


Snow Drops underneath a tree across the lawn from our house. These were the first flowers to come up and have been opening ever wider each day!


Finally, the Irises growing in the garden behind our house. They're much smaller than any we've ever seen before, but they are still beautiful!


Hopefully all these blooming flowers and the budding trees are an indication of full-blown Spring soon to come. It's sure to be glorious when it arrives!

Many adventures in the coming weeks -- tomorrow is Whisky Tasting Night which Lewis will be attending (Laurie was scared away!), there's another Elmside party on Saturday, and the Lent Bumps are on (some silly Cantabrigian boat competition). Laurie's parents are coming in 11 days, and there's an end of term RCEAL party which will be sure to entertain! We promise to be better about updating the blog. We mean it this time. Really!

3 Comments:

At 2:45 AM, Anonymous Benjamin said...

Good lard. Pretty as a bloody wall calendar, isn' it? No. Really. That's hallmark material right thar. Ye can practically smell 'em. Your pictures make mud look like miracles...

Ok, ok. Enough of the poorly depicted, hopelessly fake accent.

Really looks gorgeous. I hope that y'all are having a wonderful time there, as spring takes on. It looks to be the case...

~BP

 
At 5:12 AM, Anonymous Ban said...

Hooray for Pooh Sticks!! Too cute ... and I second the opinion of "pretty as a bloody wall calendar" ... great shots, keep 'em coming guys!

 
At 5:37 AM, Blogger Reese said...

I found you! I found you!
Sweet.

I have missed you tremendously, Laurie. Looks like you're having a blast out there in the blue yonder. It was blue up here for about forty-three hours! I was excited.

I'm thrilled for you both, and hope to hear from you soon.

Congratulations.

--Cerise

 

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