Great day walking with Sue – in the Manifold Valley and up Ecton Hill. But one of the most arresting sights was the dandelions carpeting the verges. I have seen dandelions massed in fields before but this year they are spread thickly along all the verges – making the road like of an aisle for a VIP to walk down. Real glory – especially when the sun is out. Nature in Derbyshire never ceases to surprise me – no year is ever the same.