So, this week among the glorious purple and white flowers in the cemetery, on a dull day where I thought I'd see no such thing, my vaguely sharp eye detected a bumblebee making its way low down among the crocuses about 20 metres away.
Pausing my attempts to attempt to take a rubbish selfie that would impress no-one, I skipped over and found what I was expecting - a buff tailed bumblebee queen, always the first bumble on the wing in the spring.
For a slightly chilly day, the bee was moving and feeding fast among the flowers, and it wasn't easy to get a good shot of it, for which I apologise. It made me glad however, to have had a decent walk over a lazy weekend and to be rewarded for making the effort.
A very small joy in what is a pretty black time.
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