Temperatures jumped up this week from a very cold last weekend (frosty nights and wearing a coat on my way to work) to somewhere around 24 Celsius yesterday, today and for the next few days. It has all been rather sudden, as is often the case in April in my area, and believe it or not - people already complain about it being "too hot" :-D
For my part, I am looking forward to a first trip to the icecream parlour, and I very much enjoy NOT having to wear a coat.
Here are a few pictures from just after my Yorkshire holiday.
|April 1st, view from my kitchen window. Notice the buds on the twig.
|April 15 - no buds, all blossoms!
|The 3rd of April, magnolia tree in my neighbourhood. It was still really cold that day.
|A Sunday walk in O.K.'s area, with orchards just coming into bloom on April 6th. A chilly day, but spring can not be stopped.
There is more to come. We've been to the palace grounds last weekend, and yesterday (Good Friday), my sister and I drove to my parents' allotment with our Dad - it was warm enough for wearing shorts for the first time this year, and I went on a walk and took some pictures, too. But these will have to wait for another post.
Happy Easter to all of you!