You may have to take my word for this, but there is a Cuckoo perched on top of the high, left hand branch of a conifer in our Little Garden, cucking its heart out on this dull, Early May day. Photo taken from Bal Cottage lounge, with the bird a couple of hundred yards away and Greenburrow Engine House in the distance.
Two days of sunshine makes Spring feel more convincing
Primroses have now emerged along Bone Valley after the recent thaw. They are the first to herald Spring each year.
The alarming sounding Bone Valley runs from Heamoor up to Trythall then on to Ding Dong. I suspect the name Bone comes from the common local surname and not any dire historical massacre.
Rocks and swell near Porchcurno
Photo by: Marcus Cook