What a wonderful world !
I went into The Windsor Health Shop in Aberystwyth today. They are remodelling the layout of their displays, so the girls who serve there are quite busy. A handwritten notice on the till asked customers to be patient; it began “PLEASE BARE WITH US . . .” The staff did not seem to comprehend when I said it was too cold to do so.
The last couple of days have restored our spirits. Not only have we driven to Aberystwyth – twice! – this week, but also we managed a stroll up to the milk-step at the top of Lisburne Road (see Rosie’s Ramblings about that walk: pollygarter.wordpress.com/ ).
And what has added so much to our outings is the seemingly sudden appearance of so much green! The snow hung around for a long time. Lots of people were fed up of it after a couple of days, though it did look lovely.
Then it had gone. Well, almost. There are still little bits of it nestling in the dips in the hills and snuggling behind some of the hedgerows (does snow snuggle?).
So the green fields, even with the still-bare trees, were a pleasant surprise. It was almost as if we were in a different part of the world. How soon we forget!
And we had an almost scarily beautiful sunset this evening.