today was ...
We started off the day by going into Worthing for a quick cappuchino in Neros, before going up to the crematorium with blue Grape Hyacinths for Mum's plot.
Set in the most beautiful grounds with birdsong abound, it really is the most lovely place to be at this time of year, and a good opportunity to take a short walk through leafy woodland paths and shady glades of Spring bulbs.
I had the camera on me, to take photos.
Steely blue stonework, sadly crumbling.
Bright blue sky, just as it was the year before.
Fluffy heads of Pussy Willow.
Little ladies, white and green, are you glad to cheer us? Hunger not for where you've been, stay still Spring be near us - taken from a poem Snowdrops by L Alma Tadema.
Aconite, the first of all, who is so very, very small, who is so golden-haired and good, and wears a bib, as babies should - taken from a poem The Aconite by A M Graham.
A half open gate in sun and shade.
Pretty pink Hellebore nodding in the sunlight.
Sun casting shadows. An elderly gent sits deep in contemplation on a bench nearby.
We then drove over to see J's Mum, with of course blue grape hyacinths for her too.
The rest of the morning was spent catching up with news, drinking yet more coffee, eating cake and munching our way through a pack of walnut whips!
Today was ... a happy Mother's Day.