Okay, so I know may of you will have been harvesting buckets of veggies from your gardens already - but (apart from a few not very exciting potatoes last week) these are MY "first fruits" (veggies) from the new veg garden - and I am thrilled with them. They are mange tout peas - no shelling required, you steam and EAT THE LOT!!!
They actually don't even need steaming - newly picked, they are just delicious tossed in oil into a salad - or, er - if you are greedy, (like me) - eaten straight off the plant. Nothing quite like picking your own!
More action down at the pond today as well - the dragonflies are emerging in quick succession. Here is another one drying its wings, with exoskeleton behind it - in this photo, you can actually see the tiny hole - about 5 mm across, on the back of the thorax, (just above the lower abdomen) through which the adult dragonfly has emerged.
It's a miracle.