I know it is hard to believe that the days are becoming longer and lighter, but they are......slowly. Today marks the midpoint of winter - halfway between the shortest day and the spring equinox.
Today the sun shines in all its glory. I really welcome the comfort of light especially today as it has been such a torrid few weeks - as ever, during difficult times I head for the one place that gives me comfort, especially when I need to be alone - Eggardon Hill. I have posted before about this place - I see it every day. Most of our windows look upon it and whenever possible I like to tread the path around, in and over it.
The view, smell and sounds just manage to give me the lift that I need to carry on.....plod on and my one place, favourite place on earth usually succeeds in helping me through what life has to throw at me.
Today is Candlemas - I am later in posting today as I have been up on the hill or Eggy as we call it. The ravens were dancing and calling in the cold westerly wind and a lone skylark provided a welcome soundtrack as I trudged back to the car just before a gigantic hailstorm.
If Candlemas be fair and bright, Winter will have another fight, If Candlemas brings cloud and rain, Winter will not come again.