The plum trees in the orchard have a covering of blossom buds that look desperate to burst, but every time it seems to be about to happen the weather goes dull and grey. That old recurring theme yet again.
This evening while walking the two terriers there were plenty of bumble bees about, no doubt looking for all of the plum blossom, there were even butterflies flitting around in the top of the fruit trees in the orchard. Obviously all of those insects were born optimists.
Meanwhile just the odd blossom bud has burst but for the bees it must be like looking for a needle in a haystack. It will all change this week, as will the weather.
It's Monday morning now and the sun is out, now we'll get a real blossom explosion.