spring seems to be here. I found violets in the wood and in the hedgerows today. lots of primroses out now, on the banks

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and in the wood

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one solitary violet in the wood

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a clump of white violets near Patch Wood in the bank

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and a big spread near Clip Street Farm

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but the barometer shows very low pressure, we are in for a big gale tomorrow. last week’s brought down a beautiful lone beech tree which stood in the hedge in Clip Street. its branches had grown like a head of hair in the wind, stretching away from the predominant westerlies.