I’m not surprised that the chive have come back, they grow like weeds to be honest, but I forget how enjoyable it is to pop out of the kitchen with a pair of scissors and chop off as much as I need whenever I want and they never suffer from over harvesting, they seem to grow thicker and faster the more you use them. One of the many first signs of spring. 

Another sure sign of spring is the glorious deep shade of blue the sky offers us, no more pale blue, the harbinger of cold days and nights, this shade of blue means warm breezes and the promise of growing buds, tubers such as tulips, daffodils, lilac and irises.