Dare I say it?
*S.p.r.i.n.g* said in hushed tones - a very gentle hint of spring was in the air yesterday.
Soft blue skies and wisp thin clouds drifting.
We needed an escape from our previous week - for all the same reasons as before - homework, housework, study and another high speed spin in the tumble drier that is life.
We walked, we talked. We sat by the river and ate in silence, giving us space to breathe and think. There was only the three of us and geriatric (formerly known as giddy) dog as Eldest had mooched off somewhere with the girlfriend. Youngest more than made up for the lack of his brother with his usual garrulous and rambling stories.
There was something simple yet exquisite about sitting in sunshine after weeks and weeks of driech wet weather.
We only met one serious hiker, a few dog walkers and a mound of shaggy-coated blue grey cattle in the winter-dry grass. As the afternoon sun lengthened an evening breeze struck up - with a hit of icy chill.
I had intended to knit on our stops, but our first was so comfortingly warm and delicious, perfect for just sitting in the sun and the other too chilly to stop for long, I ended up taking my wip purely for a walk!
Walking - for me - is a form of meditation and watching the miles disappear beneath our feet helped me reflect on what I have around me, who I was with, where I was walking and it was refreshingly benign.
What made your soul sing?
What made you feel better?
Hope your weekend was as gently filled with spring sunshine as mine xxxx