So lovely spirit-lifting sunshine was even more welcome than usual, although it made the marking sessions more difficult. I took regular breaks to garden, weeding, pruning, and peering both with my own eyes and with my camera. Warning: pretty photos may cheer you; if you're committed to grumpiness for the day, avert eyes. . .
Compare these buds with the dress . . . .Or these shiny green rose leaves and nodding c. alpina bud
with this close-up of the yoke's greens and purples . . .