I've seen lots of busy bees in the crocuses while I've been gardening this week. The sunshine has really brought them out - both bees and crocuses, both. Unfortunately the spring weather has also brought an unwelcome visitor to local gardens: that secretive predator, the garden thief.
Yes, my outdoor pottering was marred by a neighbour coming to tell me about a string of thefts over the weekend. Tools, plants, and ladders have been taken from gardens along the street, and even the fish from someone's pond. I gather those big Koi Carp can fetch a good price.
Luckily our dog is quite a barker and is quick to let rip at any untoward noises. This is annoying when I'm trying to write, but he does make me feel a lot safer when I'm on my own at home.
The weather is set to change today and it looks like the rainclouds will chase me inside to finish off my current story. I can't believe I began that particular story almost two years ago. For some reason I could not settle myself to write the last couple of pages. Now, I don't know why, but it's just taken shape and I've sorted out in my own mind what it's all about. It will be such a relief not to have it hanging over me any more, and also my 'unfinished' file will be slightly slimmer.
Happy St. Patrick's Day to you, wherever you are.