I love this time in spring, when the trees are in blossom and baby birds and animals are venturing out of their nests and dens for the first time.
Sadly, I have been working so hard this week I didn't have time even to get to the park to see them, but a friend sent me this gorgeous picture of ducklings on the pond.
Then late yesterday evening I saw four fox cubs in my back garden. It was far too dark to photograph them - in fact I could only just make them out, scampering about with their mother under my apple tree. They were so playful - running around and pouncing on each other, even mummy vixen was joining in the fun.
They seem a far more confident family of foxes than the shy mum and her offspring that made their home in a den under my leaf pile last spring.
I will be watching out for them in future and hopefully take some photos to post to A Bad Witch's Blog.