Listening to: Adele’s 21 Album.
Thinking about: the problems in the world.
Feeling: sad about the problems in the world.
Dreaming of: a perfect garden.
I have no doubt that we will be successful in harnessing the sun's energy.... If sunbeams were weapons of war, we would have had solar energy centuries ago.
Sir George Porter
At the start of spring—the vernal equinox—day and night are each approximately 12 hours long (with the actual time of equal day and night, in the Northern Hemisphere, occurring a few days before the vernal equinox). The Sun crosses the celestial equator going northward; it rises exactly due east and sets exactly due west.
It is a special time of course, the Spring Equinox was yesterday. It was 15 degrees today and sunny even though the weather forecasters said Wales would be cloudy. Seems like nothing can be relied upon these days. At least the sunshine and the abundance of yellow daffodils is cheering everyone up.
I have not been lucky enough to see the Super Moon, it has been covered in cloud every night.
I worked hard in the garden today starting my yearly battle with the cursed ground elder. To reward myself I visited the garden centre and treated myself to an angel statue, a birthday present to me in advance……. I got the price reduced as the poor wee thing had damaged toes on one of his feet. I also bought a large pink David Austin shrub rose, well it will be five feet tall when it grows….both of these will go in a circular bed in my back garden. I found a witches ball in a local antique centre last week, it is made of a gorgeous deep blue coloured glass, that will go at the feet of my angel. The person who served me in the antique shop asked me what I was going to do with the witches ball (fishing to see if I was a witch perhaps?) and I told her I was going to put it in my garden. She said my garden sounded interesting. I wish…….
I also bought some winter pansies and violas (violae?) for my baskets to replace those bought just before the Big Freeze which disintegrated in the many minus 18 degrees of frost days.
Just a quick blog tonight as someone else wants to get on to the computer (!) and I need to get to bed soon for an early night as I am back to work tomorrow.
I will return on another day with pics of my new acquisitions.
Off to bed now with Colm Toibin,