Tuesday, 21 April 2015

What a day.

As a nation we British do tend to go a bit crazy if there is a lovely day - and today has been just that.  Pure wall to wall sunshine, no breeze, warm sun.   All of this has meant that the leaves on the trees and hedges have all come out at a fantastic rate and the tulips in our front garden have opened.

It is not going to last of course - two more days and the weather man is predicting a drop in temperature and rain clouds but that's the price we pay for living on an island at this latitude.  So the moral is to enjoy each day knowing that tomorrow might be a wet day.

As Heather (Ragged old blogger on my side bar) says - there do seem to be more butterflies this year.   I went to see friend M this afternoon and as I left we walked through her lovely front garden and there were butterflies galore.

There have also been wonderfully clear night skies with plenty of stars and a chance to see the crescent moon and Jupiter close together.

Tomorrow I am breaking my rule about 'no puddings' at lunch time, because Lindsey Bareham's recipe for 'Rhubarb and apple betty' in today's Times sounds so good.  So I shall make it in the morning and will report whether it tastes as good as it sounds.   Exercise class tomorrow afternoon means I shall (in theory) work off the extra calories!


MorningAJ said...

I hate to tell you, but it takes me 20 minutes of hard cycling at the gym to burn off 130 calories. A portion of apple betty would probably take me all day!

John Gray said...

Last year we had a lovely butterfly heavy summer
I pray we have another this year
They lift the spirits dont they?

Frugal in Derbyshire said...

The peacocks on the damson flowers were an absolute delight today.

Heather said...

A dessert before exercise class is far safer than tea and cake afterwards!
I think a change in the weather would be a good idea as feel as if I am on holiday in fine weather and things get neglected.

Frances said...

Today's been a grand day over here in NYC, too. I could not resist the invitation and took a long walk in Central Park and so much beauty! All sorts of flowers and green leaves and lush lawns.

Glad to have taken my camera along. I have a new blog post soon.

I am trying to remember if I ever tasted a pheasant in a country pub. I do remember a marvelous ride with a (Virginia) childhood friend in her pony cart thanks to Kia the pony, that took us through Hansel and Gretel forests with lots of ferns and lots of pheasants scampering away from our approach. That experience is so, so far away from my daily city life, that I sometimes doubt my memory. It was a grand day. Last century.


JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

We have similar weather - last weekend was warm and sunny and fabulous - today it is drizzly and cooler. But we are used to it - we enjoy the sun when we can and busy ourselves with indoor projects when we can't be in the sunshine - no sense in fighting the weather - we certainly can't change it.

Cro Magnon said...

Lovely day here too yesterday. I'm trying to get the rest of my veg patch dug over before the next lot of weather arrives. Bad back expected.

angryparsnip said...

We had so many butterflies last summer I can't believe we could have more this year.
I love rhubarb but I have never cooked with it.

cheers, parsnip

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thanks for calling in - glad everyone is sharing the joys of butterflies and of Spring. Make the most of it.