Monday, 1 March 2010
St. David's Day
Today is St. David's Day and it's a day that I truly celebrate. I love daffodils, and leeks, and most especially my darling husband named David! In France people make a fuss of someone on their name/saint's day just like a birthday. So that is reason enough to celebrate. But I also rejoice at the herald of Spring and once March arrives, I feel that the worst of the dreary, lingering winter is past. All of a sudden, the snowdrops raise their heads along with crocuses and daffodils. And today, even the sun made an appearance!
With a bright start and breakfast (actually, I don't eat eggs but I still love the way they look and their symbolism) I set off for a walk in the fresh air. It's muddy! This is the Buckinghamshire countryside not far from my home. This apple orchard below is being restored and the trees getting pruned - within a few weeks they will be covered in blossom.
The snowdrops have just appeared in my garden.
Happy St. David's Day!