Happy Vernal Equinox, everyone! We are having some amazing weather here in Aberdeen. By amazing I mean that you don’t need a hat and gloves, and you might even be tempted, as I was this morning, to take your jacket off after building up a bit of steam walking. The breeze is oddly soft, and the light is very wonderful. Aberdeen is lovely in the spring. Here is some blossom – I’ve always loved the combination of grey and pink:
I found this view of St. Nicholas Kirk the other evening at 5 pm very pretty. I liked the reflected light in the windows, and also the fact that you can still see the church through the bare branches. In another month they will have filled out. St. Nicholas Kirk is called the “Mither Kirk” – the mother church. I believe that years ago, people went to church at their “Mither Kirk” on Mothering Sunday, which in Britain is always the middle Sunday in Lent.
Lots is starting to happen in the garden:
And I found this municipal planting so cheerful, I took a photo of it through the bus window. The backdrop is a common sight these days, an empty shop.
And isn’t this the most lovely display? I feel so much gratitude towards people who create these pretty sights to share with us passers-by:
The weather as I say has been oddly balmy. But I know that we have very often had snow at the end of March and even the first week of April. A Gaelic-speaking friend reminded me that a late spring snowfall is called “sneachd an uain,” the snow of the lamb. We’ll see what happens!
I hope you’re all having a good week.