Sunday, March 07, 2010

In spring sunshine

It seems as if, on this most perfect day, that winter's weight which I had not realised had laid so heavily on my shoulders - has suddenly lifted. I feel such excitement, such exhilaration, such a stirring from somewhere deep in the middle of me.

I do not go far but my spirits soar with every mile I travel. Around every turn, over every dip the landscape opens up clear and bright. How magnificent these border lands are today. OK,  it's cold and frost still lies under hedges where the sun has not yet reached but under these blue skies I can't imagine a better place to be.
I drive through our sun-kissed landscape; above me buzzards circle and courting ravens execute complicated aerial dances (it must be love). The car radio plays 'Desert Island Discs'. Our castaway chooses Bach - a Brandenburg Concerto - thrilling, soaring, exuberant music to suit my mood. Great stuff. Listening to this I could drive forever.

11 comments:

Cait O'Connor said...

I know just how you felt today, I experienced the same excitement. The sap must be rising!

~Kim~ said...

It's wonderful to be out when the weather is so nice!! Glad you enjoyed your day!!!

Pondside said...

Perhaps spring is really creeping up on your mountain kingdom. It certainly sounds as though something is about to happen.

Frances said...

What you've shown and written about what you've felt today just tells me that ... I truly do need to spend more time outdoors.

Thanks for this great reminder. xo

Jennyta said...

Glad you had such a lovely day out. We did too, heading over to Anglesey under blue skies and sunshine.:)

Twiglet said...

Its so beautiful around here - but especially when the sun shines. We climbed up the the Bury earthworks near Clun. Great views and wonderful in the Spring sunshine up on the top. Cold frosty ground beneath the trees on the forest walk.

Preseli Mags said...

Beautifully put. It's been so lovely the last couple of days and I too can feel the weight of winter lifting.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

From now till July the world grows a little each day . I love it !

snailbeachshepherdess said...

Ater 4 days of wonderful freedom its been back to the grindstone today - so missed the sun and fresh air...

elizabethm said...

Yes, was out today with the same sense of exhilaration (sp? could be eration? can't be bothered to go and find out).
Love light and sun and lengthening days.

Chris Stovell said...

Oh, doesn't it make a difference?