This season doesn't necessarily mean lots of colour. Far from it. However, yesterday's walk in the sunshine revealed nature's more subtle beauty - the promise of greenery to come on the pale emerging leaves of the weeping willows - the rushes and grasses wafting in the breeze, clearly visible against the bare branches which have yet to bud. It all seems to be waiting to burst into life - we just need a few more glorious sunny days.
The swans were enjoying the sunshine just as much as we were.
I hope your days are sunny too.