It’s getting warmer and the days are becoming longer.

However, this photo gives us the other side of spring, bright light coming through a small window, showing up how dirty the pane is. The limes trees outside are done with winter, there are small buds coming through – you can see them if you look closely. The divide between winter and spring is blurred here – a lime tree cannot “peacock”. It has no blossom like a cherry or an apple tree. It stands, pollarded, fairly ugly. But populated by two wood pigeons (whom I call Morecambe and Wise, but I think may be Dempsey and Makepeace) and the great tits which flit and settle – then flit again – in search for food.

This photo was taken in full sunshine, mid-morning, April 2021.