Well, I believe this is the best expression for what we had on Sunday! From severe freezing we jumped straight in spring! Sun! PLUS 6°C! Birds singing, also some bees appeared on the warm southern wall and flies. Every creature behaved like crazy, including me, Rocky and Ollie. Well, Ollie was the craziest one, running here and there and back again.
I felt like digging in the flowerbeds or cleaning the garden - how stupid! The ground is frozen deeply and apart from several patches, there is still snow everywhere. True, it was thawing rapidly, tiny streams of water were running on the frozen ground, but one such a day could not change anything.
Still, after about 30 minutes of sitting in the sun with Rocky trying to climb on my lap, I decided to do something useful. I took my shears and I began pruning the apple trees and currant with relish. I really enjoyed myself, it was easy because I have only small young trees.
Then I had a mug of coffee...mmmm!
Of course I walked my dog but oh oh, I had a problem: the snow was wet and if you walk in 20 - 30 cm of that, you just stumble and slip and in no time you are exhausted. Rocky was happy enough, running and kicking the wet snow around. Of course he was soaked on his belly and legs but he didn´t mind it. When we got back home, I was tired as if I was running the marathon. I had to change Rocky´s old blanket from his "nest" for a dry one in the evening but Rocky himself was dry.
Well, and today winter is back with the sleet and temperature goes down steadily again. We have been warned against a new wave of Arctic days and nights and this is supposed to last till the end of February. Oh dear. And I have aready decided that spring is here! Well, so be it...
- Spring teaser