It's very quiet. Too quiet! You don't half miss them when they are gone.....
Into our void the rain has fallen to add to our misery.
The Hawthorn, Crategus monogyna blossom has just burst this week and most of the trees are laden with flower but today the blossom is doing it's best to cope with the wet.
Beside the burn at the cottage there are large and increasing clumps of Bugle, Ajuga reptans