But it really felt wonderful to finally see the sun again last weekend after what was the darkest, dullest, greyest (or grayest?) February I have ever seen (and this was not just my imagination, as you can read here).
Saturday morning when I got up, there was still something of a milky haze across the sky, but by the time we sat down for breakfast, the sun came through. So we made sure to tidy the kitchen quickly, and then out we went for the first nice long walk of this year, across the sunlit fields.
|What a difference to only a few days ago! This was Saturday morning.
Many others - but not too many - had the same idea; those we met all had a look of relief on their faces. It was still cold enough to require padded winter coats, scarves and gloves, but every time the wind dropped, the sun really made itself felt. And when we were on our way back, we heard and saw two bussards! They were circling overhead, and I like to think that they, too, were happy that the long spell of grey cold was finally broken.
I don't really know how long buzzards live, but I wonder whether there is a possibility that these two were the same ones that I wrote about here.
Anyway, it was a lovely weekend, and according to the forecast, we're to expect 15 Celsius by Thursday. I shall make that day my personal official opening of the running season!
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