…. like spring is really on its way! There are snowdrops outside the shop, and the daffodils are three or four inches high, with some even showing signs of having a flower bud.
Today the wind is down to the usual breeze and the sun is shining. There are white fluffy clouds and I even had the front door open for a bit! I have Nigel with me for a few days and we walked Scottie along to the shop this morning. As we were stopped along the road talking to a neighbour, from the field a few yards away a skylark rose singing. It was the first of the year for both of us! Soon the seals will be back from across the Flow…
However, there are still signs of winter. Although the evenings are definitely drawing out, the wonderful winter sunsets are still with us. This was taken on last night’s dog walk about 5.30 pm:
Meanwhile, back at the house I am getting ready for Anna coming next week. Mostly I have been making sure all my fibre stuff is ready and that we are not going to run out of food, but I thought I would give the whole place an extra good hoover. To make life easier, Scottie was outside with his bone (he supervises far too closely and I always end up tripping over him). When I had finished I let him in – and he came in trailing mud and old grass from four feet and a back….
Will someone remind me why I ever bother to clear up? Or alternatively, why I have a dog?