After months of rain, at times almost non stop, we come towards the end of March and restrictions on movement and the sun blazes in the sky. It feels so unfair for so many. When this would be a welcome respite to rain, a whole weekend of sunshine, it is easy to understand why so many people headed out to enjoy this glorious weather. However, many headed out to the usual tourist hotspots where it is can be challenging to be socially distanced from others.
Admittedly, we did head out. But to walk a circuit of the back lanes near where we live. The sunshine beat down, gently warming us after all the damp, miserable weather that had prevented us from heading out at the weekends.
It is such a pleasure to see colour returning to the countryside. Hedgerows of daffodils, wood anemones, celandine, primroses and violets. Wild garlic has pushed forth its bright green leaves heralding the bright white starburst flowers that will soon follow.
I did spy the usual purple violets, but I have never come across a white version in the wild. And those anemones always make me feel good. This small clump reminding me of the the woods where I used to live, where these flowers were like carpets across the ground.
We walked past a field of sheep dotted with clumps of daffodils. Presumably the sheep know not to eat them. You need to zoom in to see the flowers.
As we neared the end of our walk, the lovely sound of bleating of lambs could be heard. They are just too cute and surprisingly these were not too fussed about us being near.
Back to the weather, this week is forecast to be sun all the way to Saturday. Covid-19 and movement restrictions are going to prove challenging to many if April turns out to be amazing weather.
Yesterday I finished the first panel of the blanket. I shall probably cast on the next one this week. But I am also looking at something else I can make, just to mix things up. Ravelry at the ready.
I hope you have all stayed safe and well this weekend. Best wishes.