Bank holiday weekend. And west Oxfordshire does seem, thus far, to be a long way removed from the pandemic.
Although, not in terms of stories from friends and colleagues about what they have gone through or the losses they have suffered.
Reading the news, one is none the wiser about what we are going through and why, at a national level. What is going on? Can anyone say? No one knows who is wrong or who is right.
People say there shouldn't be a 'post mortem', though that is the only hope of establishing truth.
In the meantime, my wife's garden is a place of deep happiness, as is the allotment we tend together.
The first of a series of photos of garden flowers.