Tonight’s early evening sky had a wash of palest blue, with a flush in places of rose pink, all overlaid with smudges of windswept charcoal. I watched it change, and as we travelled the blue deepened until it was truly dark.
I noticed this on the way to Scout’s
parents ‘student review evening’ just after we had squeezed around the roundabout, avoiding the turning where the ambulance and police cars were acting as an effective road block. By the time we reached school is was completely dark. We commented on how the evenings are really drawing out now.
We learned nothing we didn’t know about Scout and realised that all his teachers have a pretty good measure of him which is all rather reassuring. The mocks are over. Soon the real thing will be upon us.
Earlier today I went out into the garden followed by Pippi Long Stocking (the kitten) on one of her first forays. I was distracted by snowdrops and crocus and the like and when I turned around she had disappeared. I had a slight lurch in my stomach… where had she gone?
I called her….and saw her coming back out of the back door: it turns out she had gone back indoors!It was wet and cold underfoot.
Here are a few more snaps from the garden.
By the time Scout’s doing his exams the snow drops will be over, the hebe reverting to green and the sedum forming leaves and buds for later in the year. Sobering thought, how quickly Spring passes.