Misc.

Daffodils

The sun comes pouring through the window after endless months of hibernation, the wood of the window frame creaking under the warmth. The glass heats up and becomes a sheet of transparent energy as the light glares through, bathing the room in a sumptuous glow of gold. Daffodils, yesterday just green papery buds, today blooming folds of yellow and orange. Gracefully, they dance open and smile at the sunshine, grateful for the heat and the power of the golden ball consuming the sky. Resting amid a tropical blue sky, it cleanses the soul of the emerald earth with its heavenly radiance, bright and shimmering, bringing life along with it. The daffodils sigh as they bathe in the glory of the sun, stretching out to its streaming rays, relishing in the long lost light.

Decorative vases of daffodils

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Misc., World

Bring on the sunshine

The last couple of days have been really nice and not just because of what we’ve been doing. Yesterday we had a friend visit us to exchange belated Christmas presents and then we had a lovely walk around town (this ended in buying a giant cookie from Millie’s Cookies as well, so there’s that) and it was just nice, it was different. But all of this aside, what makes the foundations of a day great for me is what the weather’s doing. And these last two days it’s been lovely.

February sunshine, crisp and cold, it’s fresh and it’s a tiny sign of spring. To me, it’s a sign that things are looking up, it’s unreal how much dark mornings and dark evenings affect me, but they are finally coming to a close. It makes such a difference when getting up at 6am to see a sliver of light in the distance, it’s wonderful.

And today, on a chilled out Sunday, the sun is shining in the garden (not the house because our windows are so badly positioned!) and the sky is blue, blue, blue. I’m so excited for the springtime it’s untrue, to wear nice dresses again and nice light jackets, sunglasses, pumps, shorts, ooh! Bring it on.

Here is the sunset from yesterday which I couldn’t resist taking a picture of on Lendal bridge just like all the other tourists.

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