Kandos, like many country towns, has large housing blocks with lots of lawn. The people here are also lawn proud with nearly every garden neatly mowed. When the sun shines there is the ubiquitous sound of mowers buzzing around (there are few cars so no traffic noise). Even with my newly acquired ride-on it is hard to keep up this spring, given all the rain. A freshly mowed green lawn is a delight for the eyes but this patch of poppies I leave to grow wild. The roses are loving the rain too. The spring flush is now coming out with big blooms on long stems, like this beauty.