This seems a rather large picture of the hawthorn blossom we saw today, but never mind, it was a veritable cascade. At the edge of a field, about a mile from where we live. It has been a great eye opener to find all these walks, and I am sure we will continue to do many of them. It is not always necessary to drive for miles to the well-known beauty spots when you have such lovely places rather unexpectedly on the doorstep. It was very warm, 23 C, and I was not too active in the garden it has to be said. We sat outside for lunch and dinner, and that is always a great pleasure.
I had been wondering how Germany was commemorating the end of the war in Europe, and was referred to the speech by the German president.
http://www.bundespraesident.de: Der Bundespräsident / Speeches / 75th anniversary of the end of the 2nd World War
I have read it all (here it is in English) and I find it very poignant and very well written. Post war German literature is riddled with feelings of guilt, and even today, people grapple with what happened: a country of such culture, art, music, literature. We must all learn from the experience.
The earrings are Polish amber again. This time very simple globes of iridescent orange which glow in the sunlight. I have checked if I still have enough pairs to keep going through lockdown. I have to admit to a few yet to come: but maybe Boris will set us free tomorrow and that will be the end of the story. I fear not: that would be too much too soon, but maybe a gentle easing.