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Sunday, 3 March 2013

a day of sunshine and snowdrops


It doesn't take much to make me happy. My glass is always half full, I'm always ready to have a laugh, and I love life.

But, to say it has seemed like a long winter is an understatement. A cold, grey, wet and snowy season which has sapped most of my inner reserves of optimism, and joie de vivre. Not being to go into the garden or out without freezing to death or being drenched makes me miserable.

There have been a few days where the sky has actually been blue...and these have stood out as beacons of hope, that the light of sun will shine again and that spring won't forget to visit.

Yesterday was one of those days. It wasn't exactly warm....but the sun shone, bathing everywhere in a glow of comforting sense of that a corner is being turned.

Even in the dullest days recently, it's been wonderful to see all the snowdrops....but in the sun yesterday they sparkled and put on a show....




To see the daffodils in bud at the top of the garden by the piggery was a thrill




And the pretty pink hellebores were a  sight for sore eyes.....




Plants are like people....sun , warmth perk us all us all a treat.....yesterday showed the promise of the spring and summer to come.

And  as I walked the hundred and fifty paces down to our village church with my darling daughter and her best friend to check exactly how many people could be seated in there for a very special wedding next year, we sang in the sunshine ( well I did...the others were laughing...) and my natural optimism bubbled up again.




Then as we came out of the church the sunshine beckoned.....and all was well with my world....




And you know what...the sun is shining again today.....so today's track has to be
" Lovely day" by Bill Withers. Like the sun, this track never fails to put me in a good mood.

 

11 comments:

  1. Oh joy - precious sunshine. And how we need it - I, too, race outside and the hint of a sunbeam. They (the mystical 'they') keep telling us it's coming. But not soon enough!

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    1. Yes, sunshine is precious....especially when we don't see it often enough!As I write trhis, the morning sun is streaming through the window...and Ihave this week off....yay!

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  2. Oh that sunshine is pure joy . I just look forward to when the snowdrops are out - so pretty and fragile looking!

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    1. Sunshine and snowdrops are an award winning combination at this time of year!

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  3. Apart from today it has been really nice and sunny here although freezing cold at least we've had no rain, we have all had enough of winter nice to see the flowers peeping through.

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    1. Yes, winter can sling it's hook...we've had enough.....

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  4. When I wake up in the morning and see the sun shining my heart just lifts. No sun and I want to creep back under the covers! Today the sun is shining and it is SO lovely to see your flowers.

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    1. I'm exactly the same Alex re my heart lifting...nothing like getting up with a spring in your step! Glad you liked the snowdrops and hellebores...

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  5. I would hate to think that your joi de vivre was being sucked out of you, my dear, and what's more I don't believe for a minute that it was! That trip to the church must have been sooo exciting :-))

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    1. oh we had a lovely time at the church...planning,envisaging....I'd worried that the church may be too small...well it is teeny tiny. But we;ll be able to fit most in....adn whenmy future son in law came down later, he was smitten too...the village church it is!

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    2. Oh I forgot....my joie de vivre was in danger of disappearing for a while....but the shunshine has put the bounciness back...

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