I'm not sure whether the volcanic ash has made sunsets in Annandale any more beautiful than normal, but you can judge for yourself!
Shrubs are flowering, and the daffodils are finally putting up their best show.
You can compare this with thirteen months ago here. I think everything at Skip is about a month later than last year.
A previous inhabitant of Skip went to considerable effort to plant daffs on the road verges near the cottage.
There's quite a variety too.
I like how they have even escaped through stone dyke and fence!
It's a pity that this feast of colour will shortly be over - all too soon!
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