This little robin was acting as head porter of the gate today, greeting Max and I as we went into Holywell Cemetery for our afternoon walk. I think he was trying to tell us that, along with melted snow and blooming snowdrops, spring is just around the corner. (Also, he's probably come out of hiding because it's warmed up about 20 degrees overnight.)
*Snowdrop ~ a bulbous flower related to the lily family, which blooms during late winter.
* College Porter ~ Porters are college employees who work in what's known as the Porter's Lodge. One of their jobs is to control entry into the colleges through the main gate (a job taken very seriously). This chap in the bowler hat is a Christ Church College porter, otherwise known as a Bull Dog.