They fly so fast overhead it is impossible to be sure just how many have returned this year from Africa but I think there's at least three nesting pairs making their home with us, once again.
The espaliered apple trees are looking particularly beautiful this year.
The ornamental cherry tree which is now almost as high as the house roof is a mass of vibrant pink blossom.
I love to look at it through my bedroom window as a sip my first cup of tea of the day.
Wishing you a beautiful start to the weekend, too.
Sharing the pink with Beverly @ How Sweet The Sound