Well when the weather finally breaks and rains, it certainly shows. We have had high winds and full blast showers for a week now, so I have been doing less riding (typical fair weather rider). The river has filled up somewhat but so far no flooding, and the fields are looking greener by the day.
Lots of cowslips, pulmonaria and bluebells are out so the colours are fantastic. The cuckoo and the hoopoe are out and about and looking for mates, and the bantams are laying more eggs than ever with the cockerels shouting out their challenge every morning. Not a bad life!