Slightly daunted by the task of reviewing and editing all my photographs, I’ve made a start by putting together a selection of pictures from Tokyo for folk to see. I’m struck by how achingly beautiful it looks, especially in comparison with another damp and dreary day up here on the fell – and hopefully despite the poor quality of the images on youtube, a result of my rather rural internet connection I suspect.
I am full of cold with the shock of returning and the dip in the temperature, still not quite sure what’s what. On Thursday I went along to vote – a week early. I am as confused as this stop-start spring and the poor lambs braving wind, rain, hail and snow. Hard to believe it’s nearly May.
The only thing on my patch that seems to want to catch up with the year is an old amaryllis I’ve brought indoors from the conservatory. Every day it’s grown at least an inch. I am crossing my fingers that a flower will appear and open into a kinder, brighter season.