It’s a strange thing, but we had snow every single day in Aberdeen between the 10th and the 30th of March this year. There hasn’t always been quite this much in the mornings, but very often this is what has greeted me when I open the living room curtains:
Often we’ve had sun in the afternoons, so that most of it has melted. And finally, finally – just as the end of Lent has come – my Lenten roses are in bloom. I think they are so beautiful:
Here are some brave little narcissi that are so cheerful in the snow:
Needless to say, the above photo was not taken in my garden. My lawn is hardly ever neatly edged like this.
This morning, although there’s a frost, there’s no snow! This is good news because there’s a service in the church garden, and also we’re planning one last Easter egg hunt with our downstairs neighbours later this morning. When they came here seven years ago we shamelessly indoctrinated them into our American traditions, which are now like so much else, becoming more common in Britain. The traditional thing to do on Easter morning in Scotland is to roll your (hard-boiled) egg, just as the stone of Jesus’ tomb was rolled away. So from our house to yours,
Happy Easter everyone!