So, a good few hours outside today, walking around, buying some more bits and pieces for my bicycle - including cleaning products far more expensive than ever Id spend on my flat, and taking note of the new wave of Spring emergences.
I do posts like this every year I know, well so what, it's my favourite time of the year, I love every new thing I see coming out in the parks and gardens I walk around.
Pretty aconite is now well over its sell by date here, and some snowdrops are getting a little tired too. The crocuses are now at their peak, and now the first lesser celandine and squill is showing up, with a burst of primrose and few dwarf daffodils as well.
Things, as ever, are moving along, the same as they have done every year of my life.
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