Clocks 'spring' ahead one hour.
Our family had a yummy lunch and visit with the birthday boy (youngest son), followed by cup cakes at his home, and a walk in the park.
It was late afternoon in the park, so not much light. We enjoyed watching the various ducks, some that were placidly pacing in pairs, and others, such as the wigeons that were bickering.
Ducks and seagulls enjoyed the sunflower seeds, but a squirrel came for the peanuts that I remembered to buy and take!
Daffodils were just starting to open, and a few trees were blossoming.
A couple of days ago I was reading Adrian's blog where he posted one of his completed Cryptic Crossword Puzzles. I used to try these, enjoying the challenge of figuring out the tricky clues, but haven't done one for ages. Looking at the clues and answers in his puzzle rekindled my interest, so I downloaded a puzzle and stayed up way too late last night...I figured out a few answers which, of course, spurred me on until I just had to stop and go to bed!
To refresh my memory, I found this page that explains many of the strategies involved.
I'm finding it difficult to do lighthearted blogging with the devastation in Japan. Everything else seems so trivial. I will try and keep up with some daily photos and commentary to make each day count.