I was surprised how early the almond blossom was this year, the result of an almost non-existent winter. The blossom has long since been replaced with young nuts, cocooned in their green-velvet cases which are whirling around in the strong wind. Winter has arrived in April.

The spring flowers are remarkably hardy for such fragile looking things. Poppies, lavender, daisies and a whole host of others sit amongst the juicy spring grass and bend and sway with the wind. Very few have lost their petals.
Not easy to capture the sweetpea
when it dances in the wind

A lone Poppy