Sunday afternoon, 23rd March 2014, Spring Equinox

The sun was almost overpowering. Heavy black clouds drove up and rolled round the sky without veiling the hot sunshine, black clouds with white edges they were, looking suspicously like thunder clouds. Against these black clouds the sunshine showed the faint green and pink of the trees thickening with bursting buds. 

Francis Kilvert, 1871 (Radnorshire)