Today I went to to Sussex as Mum needed to go for her annual eye test - she passed with flying colours!
Off along the sea front where the sun was shining and sparkling off a blue sea; a cool breeze kept the temperature down but out of the wind in the shelter of the cafe, we sat outside and had lunch, watching and listening to the waves break on the shingle at high tide.
Inland we headed after lunch, and the further north (albeit only about 7 miles) the darker the clouds; the sun now intermittent but where it shone on the fields of rape the yellow was dazzling.
A slight detour through Wiston along a single track road took us through woods upon woods with bluebells carpeting the floor. By now the sky was black.
Undeterred I parked the car by a field gate and took some pictures - the sun remained shy!
Amazing sight. Off back to Mum's driving through rain - and then hail!! Hard to imagine that a couple of hours earlier we'd been lunching outside in sunshine and blue skies!
Padstow & Lanhydrock
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