Welcome Back Spring
The piles of snow left behind by the blizzard took almost a week to melt revealing flattened daffodils and battered-looking hedgerows. Nature’s power of recovery has since taken over and the wildflowers in Sark’s woodlands and by the roadsides have sprung back to life. Celandines, alexanders and primroses are in full bloom as is the gorse and the lush green leaves of wild garlic and bluebells are sprouting up all over Sark. One of the loveliest sights this year has been the clumps of tiny daffodils on the roadsides in Little Sark. They stretch from the Coupée to Port Gorey and the silver mines and were planted by Philip Perrée to commemorate his father, also called Philip, who died five years ago. Lambing has come to an end and dozens of lambs of various sizes can be seen, and heard, all around the island.
Pictures by Sue Daly, from left to right
Shepherd Dave with the youngest members of his flock
Philip’s daffodils on Little Sark