Implicit in the forecast for showers are the two possibilities that (a) you might be fortunate to miss them and (b) in the gaps between showers there might be sunshine. If you are fortunate on both counts then you will have struck lucky.
I struck lucky on Saturday. The weather forecasters had done their best to cheer us up by suggesting that between the showers we might see some spectacular skies and they were not wrong. Towering cumulus clouds were very much in evidence, and as I looked around me, grey curtains of rain hugged the horizon and that is where they stayed. I remained dry.
Late April is the time when many of our fields turn bright yellow due to the flowering of Oilseed Rape (Brassica Napus). Fields are turning but the cool weather has slowed the flowering and they are yet to reach their peak. One reason I was out was to search out those elusive images of yellow field, green tree and blue sky that I will return to in a week or two. Currently the trees remain bare branched.