Our correspondent Vix Sinex is again in good form:
"Hey, what's that strange yellow thing in the sky? I went out to Cawdor this morning to see if the bluebells were blooming and the new beech leaves had burst to give the canopy cover that lovely dappled shade. Still no go but about another 10 -14 days and the woods should be a joy to behold.
The rape is getting to its fullest bloom now and with the sunshine will be really vibrant. The trees have a mixture of colours just at that point of bud burst.
It's a pity a certain councillor saw fit to spoil the tree line in Nairn in favour of a roof. Here I go again, I can feel the blood pressure rising."
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