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Spring has sprung

lI note there has been heightened excitement in the community of nature lovers at the early arrival of the sweet-pea and the occasional snowdrop in the forest.

I have even heard reports of the honey-bee being spotted in December.

The seasons appear to be somewhat confused. What would Wordsworth make of it all?

In any event, I can confirm that spring has indeed arrived.

This morning, driving to an appointment, I almost crashed my car when I spotted the first mini-skirt of the year off Grafton Street.

Paul Keifer
Galway City

Irish Independent