Rape flowers out and looking beautiful. Rape is grown for the oil from the seeds, but the shoots are good to eat too – something like purple sprouting broccoli.
Rice planting is going on lower down, but the paddies near us are still empty pools of water.
First lizard of the season, and first leech!
Monday turned out to be beautiful. A gorgeous soft, wistful Spring day; the air is hazy with that dust that blows in from the Gobi desert or somewhere. Our weeping cherry is dropping confetti for the May Queen’s wedding…