Curiously, of pictures taken in the past couple of weeks, this one which was not at all planned (I was looking for Petrels at the time) has received the most enthusiastic plaudits ... it's a Fin Whale:
Arboretum, on a dull morning
The very pale squirrel caught my eye and then saw the second ... and the third. All with their backs to the north wind taking a rest - rather like squirrel condos.
Cool, chilly and very wet today - even the outdoor staff are sheltering under their tails
A mourning cloak butterfly, always one of the first to be out and about in spring, plus a raccoon checking the garden for possibilities.