Mum had popped over that day so we could spend a bit of time together, and comfort one another, when out of the corner of my eye I saw something unusual out the window. Closer inspection showed a strange flying insect that was hovering by the honeysuckle, sipping the nectar through it's proboscis. It flew so quickly it was really hard to get a picture of it. If you zoom in on the middle of the picture you can just about see it.
A google later and we discovered that it was this, a hummingbird hawk moth. I had never heard of such a thing, but was fascinated, and Mum and I were suitably distracted whilst we researched a little more about it.
Such stark contrasts this week, making me appreciate the good things all the more.