Everything grew tall and lush while we were away, and the flowery places have filled up with colour.
The first roses are coming through, and the yard beside the house is full of scent from these albas, and the white sweet rocket that is in behind them.
In the greenhouse, it doesn't seem to have been so cold.
Even the pond has brightened up!
Of course there is the weeding to do, herb cuttings to take, and broccoli, leeks and kale to plant out, but we had the first gooseberry fool on Sunday from our own bush. It was fabulous!