I thought my header might be a bit of a puzzler for you today - minds would quickly run through possible spirits I might be referring to. So let me put you right immediately. I am referring to my spirits - somewhat low for some unknown reason this morning. Most unusual for me.
However, by ten o'clock they had risen considerably because of the weather. For the first day this year I think we can really say here in the UK - is is undoubtedly a beautiful Spring, verging on Summer, day. Pure unbroken sunshine and hardly a breath of wind.
Sadly the poor old plants are not all that happy as they are desperately in need of some rain and everything is drooping and thirsty. I have been round the pots with the hose pipe but the garden plants are best left - watering them encourages the roots to come up to the surface for water whereas they need to be going down in search of it.
No rain in the foreseeable future. So you can sit out in the gardden this after after supper, with a nice drink and a good book. Enjoy.
We had the unbroken sunshine all day but boy, was the wind cold, especially this morning before the sun picked up strength. Today was one of those where it was warm enough for shorts in the back garden but needing a coat in the front garden.
As for dryness, the ditches on the reserve here on Sheppey are now down at water levels that we would expect in June/July.
One can see today that we are out of winter and into Spring. That is as far as it goes. It was too cold here to sit out in the sun for more than 15 minutes before the biting cold air turned you back into the shelter of the indoors.
I did wonder if maybe you had a poltergeist...or if you were knocking back the whisky! It was a perfect, if slightly chilly spring day here, today. I was lucky to be asked to my neighbour of many years new home, for an evening meal in her garden - just got home, the midges had started to bite. What a treat! (Not the midges).
It has been the same here and I enjoyed a socially distanced coffee and chat in the communal gardens with my daughter and son-in-law this morning. More please!!
It was a cold wind, but I went to do some jobs in the greenhouse and took my time about it. Some of them I could sit down for.
Absolutely beautiful here in West Wales, sunny and hot. I noticed yesterday that our earth is starting to show cracks, something that doesn't normally happen until the end of the summer, and we've been having to use the hose on newly planted out parts of the veg garden. Very odd!
We know scientifically that the sun lifts spirits and strange things like performance in athletes - it just makes me happy!
I envy your Spring warmth and sunshine. It is freezing here, so cold I could not think of planting my new honeysuckle vine. We even had some sporadic snow showers. No accumulation but just seeing the snow makes me feel colder. Please, send some of your Spring warmth my way!
How wonderful to have a beautiful Spring day! We had a touch of Spring a couple of weeks ago and then it turned cold again but they say maybe next week. I'm glad to hear your spirits picked up with the weather. I hope your evening went well.
I'm glad spring came through and lifted you spirits.
No rain here either, and about 20 C in the afternoon. I have to carry watering cans around, morning and evening.
Another day of wall to wall sunshine here, too. The sun lured out many for walks, bike rides and so on, and some were optimistic enough to wear short sleeves and legs. I was more cautious, checking the temperature before heading out for my after-work walk; the wind still had a sharp edge to it, and I was glad of my padded sleeveless jacket over my long-sleeved t-shirt and hoodie.
The mini garden on my window sill needs water every day, it is exposed to the sun almost from sunrise to sunset.
A beautiful warm sunny day in Dorset with a deep blue unclouded sky. I walked in a wood and the beech leaves are sheathed and getting ready to unfurl, the oak still asleep. Peacock, Brimstone and Orange tip butterflies abound and fields greening up, a truly wonderful time of year. The farming is very mixed here, crops, sheep, cattle and pigs, so always a new view. Hope you can sit on your patio and enjoy the sun without a cold breeze.
Another sunny day here in Suffolk too but by golly that wind is chilly in the east of England - no good for sitting out
After two snowy mornings, it looks as if it will warm up today, and stay warm for the next week. We have rain due on Sunday, and we need it badly. The last time we were working at the property, I was surprised to see that the ground was cracked in some areas. Most unusual for spring.
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