I notice so much more on these daily walks since the lockdown. The attention is really focussed on everything above, below, around. Every sight and sound. What has changed, grown, opened since the previous day, or since the last time I passed that way. A warmer sunny day brings the most changes. I am seeing things that I never saw before, even though I have lived here for twenty years. Amazing. Today’s post shows the strange black buds of overwintering ash trees as they begin to open and reveal peculiar flowers.