"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."



('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)




Sunday, January 31, 2010

Meanwhile, this weekend...

...we're back to this, about five inches of crisp, white snow and, guess what the forecast for our area said on Friday? This weekend was to be dry and sunny. In fact, Keith and I had even planned to go over to the coast today to give Paddy a run on the beach. Such is my touching faith in the weathermen!
So, Paddy and I went for a walk in the snow and then I did the Big Garden Birdwatch.  Although the intermittent sleet and snow didn't really help, I had visits from bluetits, great tits, a robin and a couple of dunnocks and house sparrows. Blackbirds and starlings were there none but starlings have been conspicuous by their absence round here this last year anyway. Keith thought Paddy might like to join me to watch for squirrels and cats and even made up a tick sheet for him. Unfortunately, he had a bit of trouble holding the pen - Paddy, I mean, not Keith.
The bucket of grit, shovel and brush are back by the front door and Keith has set off to do a job out in the sticks.
"You've got your crampons and grit bucket, haven't you?" I checked.
"But this is Wales, not Russia," I thought as I closed the front door.
Here's hoping February will be better.

6 comments:

  1. The return of the snow is clearly down to your over-optimistic "Springtime" post Jenny. If you had kept quiet about springtime it would have been a sultry weekend with crocuses popping up all over the place.

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  2. Sadly, YP, I think you are right!

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  3. There was another dusting of snow here this morning which thankfully has now gone.
    It's sure felt like a long winter this year! Flighty xx

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  4. I'm hoping ours will go soon too, Flighty.

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  5. It looks like you got all the snow. We had no more than an inch on Saturday night, most of which had melted by Sunday afternoon. Now it is raining and we have enormous brown puddles everywhere.

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  6. There is apparently more on the way, CW! :(

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