1. I step outside to pick up the milk and check my pots of seeds. The air is so still and cool and the day so full of possibilities.
2. A flowering shrub in the middle of this front garden has an old curtain thrown over it to keep the cold off.
3. We find frogspawn in the nature reserve pond. She tells me that when she was at junior school, she stole a single jellied egg from the class's tank and took it home in her drink bottle. Her mother was very cross and said: 'Well you'd better look after it.' So she raised a little frog.