A diffuse sunlight over hoary rockrose, but the flowers only open when the sun gains strength and I was too early for them. Soft grey flowers of mountain everlasting, in grass near the cliff edge. And hawkweed freshly opening. May blossom is the dominant motif on Scout Scar at the moment, and early purple orchids.
It's ironic that everyone knows the cuckoo call (the male cuckoo, few have heard or would recognise the female.) and many have never seen a cuckoo. Probably lots of folk have seen a distant cuckoo in a tree and not recognised it. Today, I glimpsed a cuckoo in a bare tree and the image imprinted and lingers still in my mind's eye.