...... and greeted by lovely warm sunshine and colour in abundance in the garden. There's always so much to do when you first get back from a trip away, but I had to get the camera out to catch some of the blossom before the opportunity was passed.
This magnolia stellata has usually finished flowering when I get back from my spring tour of work, but I think the very cold winter put its clock back a little this year, so it's a bonus to see it looking very much at its best here.
The weather is likely to decline mid-week, so outside jobs are high on the priority list for the next couple of days.
I was surprised to find the water in the pool already up to 24c - there's obviously been plenty of sunshine around.