Over the last month a delayed spring and early summer have collided to bring an explosion of sights and sounds, it truly has been a sensory explosion of epic proportions. Nature has erupted in abundance. From the chirpy sounds each morning of birds busy at work, to an eruption of colours in gardens, woodlands, parks and meadows, to the scent of wild garlic – everywhere seems to be suddenly teaming with colour and life.
Humans don their flip-flops, pull out the sun cream and wholeheartedly embrace the changing season, after all there is no telling how long it will last. Parks and woodland that were virtually large solitary playgrounds for me and my doggie pals suddenly offer an oasis of activity, adventure and relaxation for humans (who have been hibernating during the previous cold months).
But oh, alas, as the sun shines and the nights grow longer, the obligatory human ritual of lighting fires to cook delicious smelling meat… BBQ season begins. It tantalizes my senses, for miles around – oh the torture, the cruelty, show some mercy humans!