Of course the caterpillars are coming out because we are having lovely warm spring weather – in the 20s in the afternoon. But this year I’m sure we have had a longer period of bad weather – not particularly cold, but grey and wet.
The first glimmer that things were changing was about ten days ago, when I took the first photo from my bedroom terrace. Morning mist like that often lifts to produce a lovely sunny day. Today (second photo) is wonderful: warm and sunny all day.
Kate and family arrive tomorrow. They will only have three full days here and the weather is looking unreliable, verging on reliably poor.