April Eye Candy

Sue's back in Lincolnshire for the last trip of the UK job assignment! Some of the daffodils that were just starting to bloom when I was leaving in early March are now somewhat past their peak, but other bulbs have joined them. Flowering trees and shrubs are starting to burst open! Bumble bees and ladybugs are out in force, and it's been sunny with temps in the 50's. The latter part of April is not a time I have been over during this experience and I've been enjoying this springtime awakening in rural England.
We headed into Lincoln on Saturday. Shops and pubs have just been allowed to reopen after another strict Covid lockdown that started in January, and the mood was definitely festive. (But the sun was also out for the first time in a while so that surely contributed also!) The funeral of Prince Phillip happened in the afternoon (not in our part of the country . . .) and flags were at half mast, the Lincoln cathedral bells tolled in every 15 seconds for the duration of the service, and there was a national minute of silence as it ended.
These remaining photos are from village walking and that sweet Brigsley church on one of our longer "neighborhood" rambles.
Happy Spring!


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