Early April can be a funny old time of year.
First it's a bit warm, then we're plunged into winter conditions again. Light breezes give way to gales. One day the sun is bright, the next the sky is laden with clouds and those 'spring showers' feel a bit more like winter downpours.
It's like the weather can't make up it's mind what to do.
The daffodils and primroses are around and then disappear. The trees have buds but are not yet green.
It's like nature is about to surprise us, but we just need to wait a little while longer.
But yet in the midst of all the confusion, there's hope on the horizon.
Spring IS a lovely, optimistic season and I for one, am ready for spring this year and hopeful for a new beginning ...