Another post within two days! Thanks to all who joined in on the conversation about outdoor toilets; that was very interesting and the comments are like a little social history post in themselves.
I wanted to tell you about yesterday, which was an exhilaratingly lovely winter’s day. I walked into town in the morning and ran into several friends and acquaintances, all of whom remarked on how much stronger the sun has become. And it’s true. Look at the distinct lines on this roof, created by the still-frosty areas in the shadow, and the melted parts where the sun has reached:
In December and January, the sunlight is much weaker and a sharp frost won’t necessarily melt under its rays. Also, the days are still very short in January, with only about six hours of light. But now the sun is up before 7 (as opposed to just rising at 9 am two months ago), and we don’t close the curtains until 6 pm (as opposed to 3:30 twilight).
You might recall I wrote about “the Perfect Garden” in another post. Yesterday morning it was the perfect illustration of the growing strength of the sun.
People have been commenting on the marvellous fact that you actually feel warmth when in the sun. Tilly is well aware of this:
We have been busy with people coming to view the flat. It’s been really tiring but I’m not complaining as I know how fortunate we are. It’s strange, especially for the Dafter, not to know when or exactly where we will be going when we move to Glasgow, but we trust that it will work out fine. The fact that springtime is inching closer is such a boost. It feels like everything is poised for dramatic change, and not just us.
I hope your week is going well!