As a nation we British do tend to go a bit crazy if there is a lovely day - and today has been just that. Pure wall to wall sunshine, no breeze, warm sun. All of this has meant that the leaves on the trees and hedges have all come out at a fantastic rate and the tulips in our front garden have opened.
It is not going to last of course - two more days and the weather man is predicting a drop in temperature and rain clouds but that's the price we pay for living on an island at this latitude. So the moral is to enjoy each day knowing that tomorrow might be a wet day.
As Heather (Ragged old blogger on my side bar) says - there do seem to be more butterflies this year. I went to see friend M this afternoon and as I left we walked through her lovely front garden and there were butterflies galore.
There have also been wonderfully clear night skies with plenty of stars and a chance to see the crescent moon and Jupiter close together.
Tomorrow I am breaking my rule about 'no puddings' at lunch time, because Lindsey Bareham's recipe for 'Rhubarb and apple betty' in today's Times sounds so good. So I shall make it in the morning and will report whether it tastes as good as it sounds. Exercise class tomorrow afternoon means I shall (in theory) work off the extra calories!