Blue sky, sunshine, a flush of spring flowers, and a Queen bee. A poor shot on the scruffiest primula she could find, (a blue one, naturally. How they love blue flowers) but the first sighting of a Bombus terrestris -Buff tailed bee-this year. Crazily, there were 2 other species on the wing although moving too swiftly for identification, and a butterfly-ditto, but almost certainly an overwintering adult out of hibernation for the day. They might all go back into shelter again if next week’s weather forecast of overnight frost and rain turns out to be accurate. But today- a little glimpse of what is to come. And I have cut back the raspberries and cleared out the pond, spotting 5 frogs as I re-potted the lilies and iris. All is good. Happy weekend.