The wind is filling the winter bed sheets as they spin around on the clothesline, making them look like spinnakers attempting to take the line on a journey. So far, the many pegs I used are holding but I suspect the 69 km/h gusts we are experiencing may test that. However, the glorious sun is shining and there isn’t a cloud to be seen. It’s a fabulous day outside.
I’ve been in the garden, cutting the daggy leaves off my hellebores to expose the shy flowers hiding beneath (I wrote about hellebores here). It’s always satisfying to tidy the garden beds so that everything looks neat, even if it only lasts until I turn my back. Apart from that, it was so enjoyable being out in the sun after another cold, cloudy week.
We had the first heavy frost of the season last Friday and, because I’m keen to record what goes on in my garden, I braved the negative temperatures to pop outside to take photos. It was worth it to see the ice crystals that glittered along the leaves. Even the water in the bird bath was frozen!
Just looking at these photos makes me relive the shivering I felt while taking them.
Do you ever feel you are so overwhelmed with books to read that you’ll never get through the pile? I’ve read plenty of novels lately but I’ve been remiss about reviewing them. I did review Daughters of Eve here, though. Hopefully, I’ll be back in a regular habit soon!
Have a lovely week.