I was back at Caerlaverock at the weekend.

Despite the general atrociousness of our weather recently: wild and wet, then cloudy, grey and wet,

and then cloudy, grey and wet again,

for a while: the sun came out.

sunlight

The landscape shimmered.

streaks of light

After days of grey, the world sparked briefly white, and yellow

swans

And it made me feel like this:

an early daisy