Dog at Highgate Cemetery, London. This cemetery is the setting for two recent novels - 'Her Fearful Symmetry' by Audrey Niffenegger (who wrote 'The Time Traveller's Wife') and 'Falling Angels' by Tracy Chevalier (who wrote 'The Girl With the Pearl Earring')
Springtime means loads of new rhubarb, especially if you have it growing in the garden. If you're looking for something unusual to try with it, have a look at this recipe for making delicious sweet Rhubarb Wine.
In Norse folklore, both the Acorn and its bearer, the oak tree, bring good fortune. The Vikings associated oak trees with Thor, the god who created thunder and lightning with his great anvil and hammer. Because the tree attracted lightning, it was sacred to Thor. Thus they believed that the Acorn, the fruit of the oak tree, was always spared the god's wrath, and so they began putting a lone Acorn on their windowsills to protect their houses from lightning's wrath.