It most definitely is, because I cut it yesterday!
There are many things to indicate that Spring has arrived: plants; animals; insects, all sticking their heads out.
Buzzy bees buzzing around; the daffodils and crocuses (crocii?) in full bloom and an increase in the amount of roadkill littering the lanes, is all a sign that Winter is over and that Spring has finally arrived.
But round these parts, theyÂ know it is Spring, when Mr Masher finally gives in and cuts the back lawn. The sound of the noisiest Flymo in the world, being dragged around myÂ garden for forty minutes on a Saturday afternoon, is as accurate an indicator of Spring’s arrival, as anything else.
Another good indicator, is the increased number of motorcyclists on the roads. And today, I added to that number.
I pulled the dustsheets off the bike and was pleasantly surprised when it started first time – having not been used since last November. And then I took to the roads and rodeÂ to Hitchin, for a pre-arranged meeting with a couple of guys I had never met before, but had spoken to on Saturday, on the radio.
Pete and John turned out to be a most amiableÂ couple of chaps and we took a very pleasant ride through the back streets of Hertfordshire, before ending up at a biker’s cafe on the A10 for a bit of breakfast.
I look forward to meeting up with them again, some time soon.
And now that Spring has snuck up upon me, I really must pull my finger out and get my latest Geocache puzzle built, before Autumn suddenly arrives and I’m too late.