Tuesday, 2 February 2016

The light of hope

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. 


The Two Terriers said...

Lovely stuff Dickie. Sunny yesterday and bloody cold, even the Terriers weren't impressed. If you get a chance read the posts on Bure Boy and The Strolling Bones links on my blog. Three old buggers go pike fishing…

All the best,


Dickie Straker said...

Thanks John, more winter to come I think! I shall look forward to reading of the pike adventures, I hope you took a hip flask! TTFN Dickie