In the Chestnut plantations, the leaves are now all dried-up and crisp. The trees are relaxing and enjoying the Spring sunshine; it won't be long before the buds start to appear.
In the hay fields the grass is growing well, this above was already about a foot tall.
In what small pockets of water are still around, there are long lines of Toad spawn. Already one can see the tiny wriggling tadpoles just waiting to emerge.
And, thank goodness, the quagmire of last month has all gone, and walking is again a pleasure; even the dogs seem to appreciate having dry feet.