We have had some ferocious weather this winter, and I am really tired of it now. For me, the relentless, very strong winds have been the most tiresome feature. Roll on Spring. There are signs. Snowdrops, a few wispy crocuses spotted today, and also a handful of aconites.
However, the sun has shone today. A beautiful blue day, light winds, and this afternoon we even sat in a sheltered corner of the garden for a little while. I left my beloved old cat, Pippi, enjoying the almost-warm sun, and the dogs and I drove over to Athelstaneford, for a walk. It's a pretty little village, with wonderful views north to Fife, east to North Berwick and out to sea, south to the Lammermuir Hills, and west to the Garleton Hills. I find it an uplifting place to be, and we had a really great walk along grassy field margins. My favourite kind of walking.