Only for a short while but what a difference the sun makes. After a few days when the dull, dismal and mostly wet and windy weather really got me rather low for the first time since lockdown began, I suddenly feel much more upbeat today. Tiny bits of blue sky are showing through the clouds here and there and in the garden the pink daisies are coming into bloom and the buds on the pinks are beginning to open. Forty minutes on Zoom with friends this afternoon has also lifted my mood - a laugh is always good isn't it?
I was hoping my gardener would come today - it hasnt rained so far and as my lawn slopes quite steeply it drains quickly and is probably dry enough to mow. It is now more like a meadow after seventeen days since it was cut. The vetch, the buttercups and a tiny yellow flower I researched and named last year but have forgotten the name of this year are taking over. I almost wish I had the courage to leave it as a 'meadow' - but alas I haven't.
Round the block with Percy after lunch today - the fresh air felt good and the wind was only light. The postman left a parcel - new trousers to try on - shall do this at bed time (or first thing in the morning) - the effort of getting undressed and dressed again is just too much these days. And speaking of Percy reminds me that I have left him outside the garage doors and need to bring him in - I have left him out all night a few times and he is rather tempting so best to put him in his stable. See you tomorrow.