having worked the weekend I had a day off today. I needed to pop to the shops but the good weather tempted me to put on my boots and take the long route.
As you can see it's been pretty wet here lately.
I wandered down the lane enjoying the sunshine.
and noticing a buzzard soaring in the blue sky.
The colours of winter. Faded green grass, brown hedgerows and bleached grass.
There were not many birds around, possibly because of that buzzard. I did spot a pretty chaffinch .
Eventually I got back to the village streets. This householder always plants flowers in these little drains. It's such a simple thing that always makes me smile.
Peeking in the yarn shop window I noticed it's Valentines theme.
And there's a notice outside the florist about ordering your Valentines day flowers.
In the local shop there are cards and chocolate and some very expensive roses.
As we are trying to be thrifty at the moment I certainly wasn't tempted by any of that. In fact hubby and I have agreed not to buy anything for Valentines this year.
I haven't even bought any Daffodils for a few weeks. But a £1 bunch did make it's way into my basket today.
And they seemed like more of a treat than usual.
Walking home I smiled at the snowdrops by the church.
And once home I realised it was a great drying day...woohoo. This is the first time this year my north facing garden has had enough sun.
There was also time for some crochet. I'm enjoying using up scraps of yarn and hope to turn them into another blanket
I was inspired by THIS wonderful blanket and I've already made all 36 centres required. Now I just need to turn them all into 11 round squares like this, before joining as I go with the 12th round.
I do love a slow day with sunshine, flowers and yarn.