If you turn north off the Mile End Road by the Regent's Canal and walk through the park, there is a short avenue of trees, like a little wood, that runs along the backs of the houses in Clinton Road. Young boys hang around on top of the mound on one side of the wood and young girls sit gossiping on the benches on the other side. In the wood, you'll find a solitary cowslip, euphorbiarobbiae and grape hyacinths.
And if you are really lucky, as I was today, you'll see butterflies basking in the late afternoon sun. A blue butterfly to quick to catch. A majestic peacock lurking in the nettles.
And most exciting of all, speckled woods - a male and female perhaps - enjoying the dappled sunlight and guarding their territory.
I would have skipped the last few hundred yards home if I'd had the energy. As it was I just smiled to myself like a fool.