What a difference the sun makes.
Spring peeked out, and showed it's not far away, despite all the rain and relentless grey skies and winds. I can't tell you how good it felt to spend some time in the garden today. I couldn't really do much, it is far too wet, but I felt energised, even after a short time pottering around outside. It was even warm enough (tucked out of the wind and next to the house) to have a cup of tea and slice of cake outside.
I know that it won't last, but it was just what I needed.
I seem to have done so much more today than when it rains from dawn til dusk (it might also have been that Matt's rugby match was cancelled, and Mark took him to training, leaving me to have a cup of tea with my mum).
I started the day by making a cake - banana and walnut loaf. Great with a cup of tea.
Then out to the garden, I was surprised to see how much is in flower - amazing considering all the wind and rain.
It won't be long before these daffodils will be in flower.
Even a tulip in flower in a sheltered spot.
The part of the garden with the snowdrops has been submerged just recently - so it's good to see them still trying to flower.
Then time to sit back and watch the birds - they are so noisy at the moment. It's such a pleasure to just sit and listen to them.
The robin wouldn't sit still for his photo!
Sorry there are so many photos - but I couldn't choose which ones to use. It made such a change to have some photos taken in good light.
Hope you've had a good weekend.