It seems to be a great spring for violets, which are carpeting large areas of my and surrounding lawns. There's pink ones, white ones and purple ones, in unusual profusion.
The colours glow in the early morning light, welcoming another sunny day.
There seems to be a brief dawn chorus at about 5.30, after which the birds get on with the serious businesses of the day -
- for Collared Doves that means sitting around on the telephone wires, while Dunnocks chase each other around.
On another subject, I've always been drawn to steps leading down to the sea.
There's something about the green weed that grows ever thicker as the steps descend, the invariably rusty ironwork, and the random patterns that the gently swirling water makes around the bottom.
Is it me, or are others similarly affected?