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Wednesday, 3 February 2010
This morning, I just happened to be wandering 'lonely as a cloud' when I spotted the first Daffodils of spring. It's amazing how they instantly raise your spirits. Soon we shall have Cowslips, Buttercups, and Dandelions. At daybreak today there was yet another white frost and the temperature at 8am was minus 3 C. It is now mid-day and we have bright sunshine and about 10 C. I wonder how long it'll be before we hear the first Cuckoo or spot the first Cranes, high above us, returning to their warm-weather homes?
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist, is that the optimist enjoys himself whilst waiting for the inevitable! I AM that optimist!
This is a daily, optimistic, 'photos and comments' blog. I make no judgements (only occasionally), just notes. If you wish to comment in any way at all, please feel free. Everything and everyone (except the obdurate and dictatorial) is very welcome.
I was born just south of London, but for the past 46 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live in an ancient cottage, in a tiny village, in perfectly tranquil countryside. We have a vegetable garden called 'Haddock's' (this may crop up from time to time), plenty of fruit trees, and a view that takes the breath away. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
Contentment is a glass of red, a plate of charcuterie, and a slice of good country bread. Perfect!