This is the view through my kitchen window on this April Showery Sunday. The apple blossom is out and the cow parsley has run riot, having not been touched by a strimmer.
My landlady arranges occasional grass cutting and strimming, but this year we have only had one grass cut, and although that was just last Sunday, it already needs cutting again.
Personally I love it like this. There are so many birds getting insects and drinking fresh rain drops from the leaves, or just sheltering from the sudden downpours.
We went a walk, fully expecting to get caught in a shower. No matter, it was lovely and quiet. The tide in the estuary was in, and so still and peaceful even the male mallards had paused in their manic pursuits of a mate, and were sleeping.
We saw a lovely red squirrel, but he was so fast I only managed a dull photo, even though he had a lovely, pale ginger coat.
The sun came out and went in again. The sky was blue one minute and black the next. The rain came down pitter-pattering on the fresh spring leaves, and there were no other people about.
But it has been a lovely Sunday, so far!