Sunshine and showers and Spring’s arrival
The holiday season is well under way here at Coed y Berclas with Sunshine and showers and Spring’s arrival.
Our guests in The Cottage and Apartment have had a good balance of sunshine and showers recently. We have had lovely comments in the Visitor’s book and lots of promises to return, clearly enjoying their holidays to the full.
We love greeting guests back time after time – they become friends.
Our vegetable patch
The sunshine and showers made gardening a challenge too. The weather is kinder with Spring’s arrival so birds are in full song. Our vegetable patch has been thoroughly weeded, and seeds are planted to feed us organic vegetables for the year ahead. Picking our own fruit and vegetables in our own garden is a joy. The fruit trees in the orchard have all flowered well and the spring blossoms were not harmed by winds or heavy showers. We should expect a good crop of fruit later in the year.
Our orchard for guests
Guests staying in Coed y Berclas Holiday Cottage enjoy the orchard as part of their private gardens.
As this is a bank holiday weekend, we have seen many yachts sailing through the Menai Strait. One in particular makes an elegant and tranquil scene from our terrace. The yacht is a fine example of the legendary Nicholson 35. She is moored on the Menai Strait, and we can see her framed perfectly through the viewpoint in our woods.
The birds at Coed y Berclas are incredibly busy as the days lengthen. They fly from branch to branch, singing and warding off interlopers, or search for bugs and worms in the grass. Everything seems so very alive – except this worm in the Song Thrush’s beak!. Whenever I’m working in the garden, I’m quickly joined by a robin, which comes incredibly close to snap up the worms I’m disturbing. It is a real privilege to be so involved with nature. There’s a lot of work to do in the garden in spring, but it’s wonderful to work outdoors… soak up the sunshine and dodge the showers!
29th April 2017