What a day of light to enjoy before this year’s Spring Equinox.
Even before I drew back my bedroom curtains the day sounded sunny. The air was soft. The birdsong sharp. The sound of passing cars subdued.
It has been a delight to get outside and walk on more open ground by the Yare, once again running within its banks after the winter floods. On the lower land beyond its slight embankments are large pools of standing water decorated by gulls, swans and mallards. These small, shallow lakes will take a while to seep into the saturated clay soil.
Norfolk has already passed the point of equinox as today enjoyed twelve hours and eight minutes from sunrise to sunset.
Now to turn up the temperature in this godforsaken Frigidaire of a county!