After the cold and wet, it is warm and wet, with the wetness on the grass and in the soil. So a good day for setting out lettuce and courgettes plants. This afternoon you feel the wamth of the sun and you can almost feel and certainly smell things growing in it.
The starlings, which have been feeding their young in a nest at the top of a column set into the wall of the house opposite, must now be breathless, if that is what birds become, with rushing to and fro with food. The nestlings are becoming increasingly aggressive in their cries for more. What is the world coming to?
Well I'll tell you. With today's Independent came a map of the world in facts and figures.
It tells us that the population of the world is estimated to be 6.525 billion by July of this year.
Of these 1.018 billion are internet users. That's what it says.