Tuesday, 4 February 2014


Spring popped in for a short visit at 2 o'clock this afternoon.   She didn't stay long because a dark cloud sent her scurrying away, but while she was there the blackbirds, the blue tits, the great tits and (of course) the inevitable robin sang their little heads off.

The cascade of snowdrops down the rockery in my son's front garden could almost be seen opening up to the sun and it was warm enough for my daughter in law and I to walk up the Lane for about two hundred yards and back, accompanied by Sinbad, their three-legged cat who rarely strays from home but felt Spring too and so came along for the walk.

Tomorrow more wet and windy weather with heavy rain in the South West particularly - and I am sure they don't want any more down there.   It was good to see Prince Charles down there in his wellies, walking in the water and chatting to the residents of the Somerset levels and really getting amongst them - very different from the Environment Minister last week who didn't even bother to get his wellies out of his ministerial car (even assuming he had bothered to bring them).


Reader Wil said...

So you also have a soft winter! The downpour was in Australia and very welcome, but I am now in the Netherlands since 24 January and here it rains more often than not, which people don't like either.There is always something to complain about!

Cloudia said...

A magical moment and gift know to those in temperate zones who pay attention.

Thanks for stirring a memory, P.

ALOHA from Honolulu
Comfort Spiral

=^..^= <3

Dartford Warbler said...

So pleased that Spring called in on you today. We haven`t seen much of her here. There is a howling storm outside and it has been bitterly cold today.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

A little bit of spring is always welcome - keeps our hopes us.

Cro Magnon said...

Beautiful day here yesterday; this morning RAIN.

angryparsnip said...

How special that you get to see the snowdrops. That is something I can only see in photos.
Happy to hear your DIL is feeling better.

cheers, parsnip

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thanks Cro - you have sent the rain over here - horrible day today.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

That's the way spring arrives - a little step forward then it runs and hides behind the clouds again.

Gwil W said...

Ice rain and fog. Brighter and warmer today. Small birds coming for their sunflower seeds.

Heather said...

It seems as if this awful wet and windy weather will go on forever and my heart goes out to those in Somerset and other areas still being battered by storms. They must have almost given up hope of any relief. I am totally disgusted by the lack of Government help for them - the repercussions of the flooding and storm damage must be very demoralising.
Our snowdrops are slowly opening but sensibly biding their time. I dream of being in the garden and feeling the sun warm on my back.

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

Hi Pat,
Those little pops of Spring in the late Winter really lift our spirits, don't they? Yesterday, Josephine got all wiggly when I put her collar on. But when I opened the door, a cold blast hit her and she backed up at 64.3738 kph. (That's 40 mph converted ;)
Today the schools are closed because everything is coated in ice from the freezing rain. And yet it is supposed to be 10C/ 50F by noon.
I hope you are having a good morning!

Em Parkinson said...

A little hint of spring like that raises the spirits in readiness for the next deluge!

Charles did look funny in the boat. He's not wearing quite as well as his mother I notice.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Spring has well and truly gone again - but she will win eventually!
Thanks for the visit.

Terry and Linda said...

It was almost hot here today, it got up to 58*. Now we are slush and mud.