I woke up this morning to see the sun forcefully squeezing its big fat self round the edges of what is supposedly a blackout blind, which, along with the wagging tail belonging to the body, belonging to the big brown eager eyes staring at me, I took as a strong signal to get the heck up woman. So I did. And actually it was a good move.
Sunday or no Sunday, lie in deserved or not, we lost an hour last night as winter turned miraculously into summer and with the weather we are having at the moment it would have been a waste not to.
So actually I am only sitting here while I eat my breakfast, post first dog walk, because this weather is too good to waste. To put this into context, Norway is a cold country in winter, it`s cold too in spring normally (thermals for Norway`s national day 17th May are not unheard of), frost-shy plants can`t go outdoors until May, it can also be relatively cold and damp in summer too…but every now and then we get amazing weather. Sometimes this is in the form of brilliant sun on deep snow, but on this occasion we are having what a lily-livered person like me would call a proper spring.
Yesterday temperatures reached 15 degrees, with no wind and it looks pretty much like doing the same, if not bettering that, today.
As I head off then into what can loosely be described as a garden (probably to just wander around a bit before deciding it would be rude not to hit the hammock swing chair thingy), if I may I will just try to illustrate the reason I and all my neighbours at least are feeling full of the joys of spring! Oh, and it might just have something to do with the fact that in just 5 days time we get a week off work for Easter which for me will include a girlie weekend with gal pals I haven`t seen for quite literally a year.
The first photo was taken this morning (shame you can`t hear the cacaphony of birds tweeting) and the second one 18th March 2011 – have a lovely day everyone!