Wednesday, 2 January 2019

January 2nd

Dull, still, quiet day with nothing happening weather-wise.   On our after lunch walk round the estate a short while ago the air was full of the sounds of birds twittering - sparrows, pigeons, rooks and black birds mainly - and it made me think of Spring.   Yes, I know, far too early to go down that road.  In the field the awful mud had dried up and everywhere was looking good.

Then I met a woman coming the other way and for a moment we stopped to chat.   I remarked on what a pleasant day it was.   She replied that she thought it was just the kind of day that promised snow this time of the year.   Couldn't help thinking on the rest of my walk that this more or less summed up the two extremes of thinking about  everything at present - not least Brexit.   I shall continue to think it is a 'nice day' until somebody
produces an umbrella.

15 comments:

Gwil W said...

Mrs G is at this very moment going round the house with her incense. I think it's another New Years tradition we've recently stumbled upon. She's in all the dark corners. I hope she doesn't wake the spiders.

Rachel Phillips said...

We had hail, sleet and sunshine and bracing wind. I enjoyed it.

justjill said...

Hear hear. Think positive. Whenever possible.

Sue in Suffolk said...

I was helping in the charity shop this morning and people kept coming saying how much colder it was which was a good thing and others came in and moaned about it. Then we had rain showers - no snow on the weather forecast.

Shawn Maeder said...

Sunny and just above freezing. Looking forward to a walk in the woods after lunch.

Bovey Belle said...

Ah, what a difference between a glass half full and a glass half empty person!

It's been colder here, but the sun was out, so Keith and I made the most of it and had a nice walk down by the river and I took a few photos.

If we do have a return of the Beast from the East, I hope he will just be blowing his nose and now having a full blown belter of a cold! Keep warm.

Derek Faulkner said...

and when we do escape whatever the winter still has to throw at us, gawd forbid, people will then moan that it's to hot and sunny as they did last summer.

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

Snowdrops are out, so to me spring has started!

Beachcomber said...

I agree with you Pat.
I enjoyed my walk even though it was going dark by the time I reached home.
I had set out with great reluctance but after chatting to about 5 people I know and saying hello to everyone else, ( we can tell whether someone is local by whether they meet our eyes and say hello), I found myself singing ang enjoying the fresh air and the twilight. I felt much more cheerful when I returned home.
Sue

Heather said...

We had a very frosty but bright start to the day but it stayed dry and reasonably bright. I think we must all just make the most of the good days and be willing to expect the inevitable wintry weather just around the corner. On Christmas Day it was very mild, and there was a blackbird singing it's heart out as I returned from my daughter and son-in-law - I thought then of spring evenings.

Daisy Debs said...

Weather same here..nothing happening a little colder but not needing coats yet ..it has been very mild over the whole of the Christmas holiday ....violets flowering in our lane .
Happy New Year to you :)

Joanne Noragon said...

It's just nice here! But then, I'm over the ocean.

Librarian said...

It was chilly and windy yesterday with a few sprinkles of sleety rain in between. This morning, it has snowed - not much, but the ground is cold enough for it to stay where it fell.
OK and I go back to work only next Monday, so we are enjoying a few quiet days at my place for a change.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Lovely to read Si' answer - snowdrops are out so Spring has started. Thanks for that Si.
Daisy Debs has violets flowering in her lane - thanks for that too.

Gwil - have never heard of incense - might try it next year by which time the spiders may well have built up.

Thanks everyone.

Jayview said...

And in Melbourne, Australia, we are staying out of the sun on a day forecast to be 42C with northerly wind and a severe fire risk. We are fortunate that it is only a one day heatwave, with a cool change due late afternoon - though the wind change itself can be dangerous for spreading the fires. We are relying on our solar panels and air conditioning today, but aware we are in a much more moderate corner here that has not encountered the sustained heat and drought of much of the interior. Meanwhile the country lags badly on climate action and attempts to open new coal mines to keep exporting fossil fuels!