What is it about this time of year (in the northern hemisphere, at least) that inspires hope? The newness of green leaves? The plans for summer and autumn travels? The freshness of opening flowers? All of these and more?
And in the midst of all the bursting and calling out, the explosion of music and colour, suddenly we hear small, hidden voices…
faint cries of new-hatched finches
breaking blue eggshells
Words and image © Lizzie Ballagher