The sun was out today and what a difference it makes to everyone. People are happy and walking around without jackets/coats. Bliss!!! I can almost feel spring coming - oh happy days! Back home and it was time to get out in the garden. The dogs were already out when we got back, sitting in a patch of sunshine.
Jon had done a poo patrol (sorry, too much information I suppose) in preparation for cutting the grass for the first time this year. It wasn't that long but was a bit tufty.
Fortunately, in this house, cutting the grass doesn't take nearly as long as it did in the old house.
Charlie decided it was safe to come home once the grass cutter stopped.
What makes me happy is seeing the buds coming out on the plants 1) because it means they've survived the winter and 2) another sign that it won't be too long before spring comes.
Buds on the rose bush
and on the Acer
While Jon was slogging away cutting the grass, I took the opportunity to sit outside (with my feet up) and start reading the Scrapbooks etc. magazine that Liz had sent over from Chicago with Simon last week
while having a cup of Rooibos (Redbush) tea and a Rocky biscuit. Did I mention, in the sunshine!!! Charlie came on to the patio but missed the sunny spot while the dogs made the most of the last bit of sun on the patio.
I have to admit that I didn't stay out there very long because the breeze came up and soon cooled things down. However, it was a taste of what we'll have to look forward to in a not too distant future. Can't wait!!!
And just to keep myself grounded, I found this photo on my (point and shoot) camera when I downloaded photos. I know we could also have more of this before we get to that warm sunshine properly.
Have a good weekend