Saturday, April 30, 2005
When I walked out of the house this morning, I knew summer had started. Somehow I had been aware of this before I even stepped out of doors since I had shunned my usual glum black overcoat for a light jacket. It was fantastic to walk to the station under a blue sky, with the leaves suddenly erupting around me in dense showers of vivid green. The chestnut trees are in flower with trophy buds of pink and white. There is so much actvity in nature that you can almost feel the earth tremblng.