It's been such a wet and windy week this week that we've hardly been outside at all, instead preferring to stay warm by the fireside. When we did venture out we were surprised to see lots of spring bulbs starting to venture out and catkins on trees. We found these catkins blown off a hazel tree on the edge of a beech woodland. We also discovered that catkins get their name from kittens tails which they resemble! I also think they resemble the lambs tails on the front of this gorgeous ladybird book too.