Today has mainly been about charging about bowling quick (ha!) and trying to bat well in the nets. Mixed results on both fronts, but I'm hopeful of a good season, in a couple of weeks outdoor practice will recommence and I'll be able to enjoy nature while dressed in a too small cricket shirt.
This morning I got out on my bike, it was very very bright but there was a hell of a wind blowing, which meant I didn't think I'd see anything. But when I went over to have a look at the little flower garden - no wallflowers planted this year yet - a bright shape fluttered up from the grass before settling down onto he dark, warming soil to bask.
A small tortoiseshell butterfly, happy to pose for my first snap of the year!
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