Monthly Archives: February 2009

sunset at Alledal, Feb-09

Maybe this time.

So it’s the last day of February. The snow has gone and though last night the temperature did dip below freezing it was nothing compared to what we have been getting. I know I tempted fate last time when I claimed that winter was in retreat but this time I really can see the signs of spring. There are snowdrops in the garden and celandine in the hedgerows. This time believe me it’s no longer just in my mind. Spring really is waiting in the wings. The grey and olive drab of winter is about to be cast off on replaced with a veil of vivid green.


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pine martin; Martes martes

Good Morning

Greetings everyone on this most exceedingly beautiful morning, a morning on which, if I had the voice I would let loose with song. It’s hard to believe that just a few short weeks ago I would have been sat here writing this in the wintery dark. Now, although it is still kind of dim out there, but I can see the golden glow of Apollo’s fiery chariot waiting in the wings, about to make its entrance. Winter my friends is in retreat.


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