I've had a busy day today, I can tell you.
After a lazy, blank sort of day yesterday, I started off today - after waking up from a long and wonderful dream about surveying buildings on a Scottish island - with a 7km walk, enjoying the flowers in the cemetery, and then walking across the Grange Road fields, taking in the periwinkles before having a well earned cup of tea at where else but Rumbles cafe.
The afternoon found me out on my old bicycle, chugging along on the Cotham-Thorpe route, seeing if I could find that cattle egret again on the dyke near Thorpe village. It wasn't, but there were plenty of buzzards about, all of them desperately looking for thermals to soar on, and finding none despite it being a lovely bright day.
One individual though about posing for me on an electricity pylon, but flew off as soon as he heard my camera turn on, I swear.
The cemetery is now carpeted on purple and white crocuses, which are now at their peak there. It feels that the cold snap has slowed spring down a little but, but everything still seems to be rather early. Nettles and red dead nettles are now in flower, and I noticed the trees had a strange red budding going on towards the bottom of their trunks.
A lot of colour around today, and I feel refreshed for having been out in it.
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