Dare I whisper it? Yesterday it snowed here all day and there was a fierce wind blowing. I didn't put my head out of the door and really missed my walk.
This morning the temperature is almost ten degrees warmer and the snow has gone. Water is running down the road like a river but walking is pleasant in the Southerly breeze.
On my kitchen window sill a huge bunch of daffodils has come into bloom. They give me a surge of joy every time I look at them. Alright, Spring might not have come, I concede that. There may be snow again tomorrow. But when you get a day like today you know that things are on the up.
I took a couple of photographs on my walk, looking over the fields. There is nothing special about the photos except they are both of views I like and today - with that beautiful blue sky - they make easy viewing.
I have requested a new hub from BT as my computer engineer says my hub is faulty. Watch this space for results - but for the time being all is well and I can get on line.
I have had such a busy morning and it has all been ordinary stuff. First the computer man came and then while he was here the oil delivery man came and he always likes a cup of tea with two sugars. So that was another chat. I managed to get a large pan of soup (parsnip, carrot, potato, onion, tinned tomatoes, cannelini beans and sliced up roasted sausages) into the simmering oven before the builder came to measure up for a new Aga chimney as ours has developed a hole in it. That meant another chat and another cup of tea to be made. And then it was lunch time. These are the sort of days that I like best.
The builder tells me that one of his daughters is backpacking for a year - Dubai, Thailand and now Australia. Isn't it wonderful what young folk can do these days? I am just going to try to find her blog and read about her adventures. She has just paid $100 to get to the top of Sydney harbour bridge - amazing.
January 4, 2023: With gratitude to Rebecca Solnit / Reruns from January 30, 31 and February 1, 2, 3, 4, 2007: Mona Lisa and the Clown and the Cool Rain of the Law (1985), Woman Trying to Remember What She is Trying to Forget (1986), Painting in America (1986), Full Moon, Chair and Planter Rising (1986), Church of the Holy Contradiction, and Untitled Scene (1986)