Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Spring - yay!

Al fresco ..
Originally uploaded by goforchris.
Now *is* that how I should spell that particular euphoric utterance? Perhaps for one of my literary tastes it should be "yea" - that's certainly the sound I want to replicate .....

But to my theme. The scene of charming domesticity illustrating today's post was in fact taken today as we had our lunch in the garden for the first time ... in three weeks. Doesn't sound particularly momentous, but considering that it's (a) not New Zealand but Dunoon and (b) the temperature outside is now -1ÂșC I think it was amazing to be able to sit in a T-shirt and bare feet and feel warm in my garden 10 hours ago. Instant feelings of well-being and at-one-ness with the world, feelings I've missed in the chilly weather since we came home.

If any of my NZ friends are reading this - as we arrive at the equinox, I'd love to know what time it's getting dark over there; we felt it was still summer 3 weeks ago. Here there was just a suggestion of light in the sky at 7.30pm tonight. Now the stars are shining, and Orion is back the right way up, with his sword pointing safely downwards - it's hard to believe he's visible on the other side of the world.

And I nearly forgot: there was a bee in the garden today!


  1. You are a very hardy creature! I wish we had such a sheltered spot. Our new garden furniture, bought in a sale in January, is still in its flat pack.

  2. It was a beautiful day yesterday! Not so great today eh? PS - did John find his fantasy? ;-p

  3. Anonymous7:01 PM

    Looking at that azure sky it's hard to believe it's March in Scotland! Yesterday was beautiful here, too, although I've not ventured out at all today. Too busy at the computer - sigh....

  4. No, Duffy - no joy, I'm afraid. I blame the gremlins, myself.

  5. Anonymous7:48 PM

    I wish we had such a blue sky here in Brittany. We are still expecting better ! Cross our fingers !