January was a chilly month unless, of course, you live in the Southern Hemisphere. Chilly is relative but used as I am to Ireland’s temperate climate I felt the cold bite as temperatures dropped to zero or a little below. Brrr.
It snowed a bit where I live – a silent, fluffy, flurry of flakes drifting past the window but as it was snow of the non-stick kind it didn’t create a winter wonderland waiting to be peopled with carrot-nosed snowmen. But despite the snow, the chilliness and much grey rain my Instagram feed for January has many images which show clear blue skies and sunshine.
As the month marched onwards there was a welcome lengthening of the days, a lengthening as imperceptible as the movement of the hands on a clock, yet noticeable none the less with an extra hour plus of daylight by the end of January. I love looking at the sun sinking at the end of the day and it is wonderous that nature so often fashions painterly landscapes from the dusky twilight.
It’s time to tell you that I am taking a month-long blogging break – I feel I need to recharge my blogging batteries and I also need to devote more time and energy to some of the tasks on my long list of things-that-must-be-done in 2013.
Have a good February – talk to you on the 1st of March!