Trees in flower weeks early - hoping no frosts to come. Narcissus - bought a sack of what was supposed to be normal daffodils and planted in swathes around the garden - a delight and more or less in season. Again taken this morning on my way down to Ely. Just as I hiked along the hedge the sun went in and this strange light - far hedge in deep shadow and the blue haze over the cathedral - visibility only improved as of this evening. Will try again if we get a fine clear day! Rape is several weeks early!