A much sunnier day today. I went for a walk to our local wildlife area and found some hazel twigs bearing both the large, showy, male catkins and the much smaller, easily overlooked, female flowers where the hazel nuts will form.
This evening we had been invited to attend a Vigil for Ukraine in St Pauls church, Winchester. There was a silent lighting of candles, some prayers and readings, and beautiful music for strings played by the Winchester Camerata. It finished with Finzi's lovely "Romance" which, in particular, I thought brought a sense of hope for peace. It was a simple, yet moving, service, and we were glad to have been present.