I love it when the clocks go forward. And what a glorious day too. A walk on the South Downs was definitely what the doctor ordered. In just over an hour, I ticked off pretty much all the sights and sounds of spring. Lovely.
Except for the smell.
- Green woodpecker – tick
- Chiff chaff – tick
- Skylark – tick
- Sparrowhawk . Probably the same one that covered the patio in feathers last weekend – tick
- Warm sun – tick
- Bluebells in leaf if not in flower yet – tick
- Daffodils – tick
- Gorse in flower – tick
- Cooling breeze -tick
- Dog walkers – tick
- Cyclists – tick
- Farmer ploughing, followed by a horde of seagulls – tick
- Wind from the north, which is really unusual here. And that’s when I realised that not only was the farmer ploughing, he’d also been muck-spreading too. – TICK. Urgggggh.
South Downs. Brighton and the sea in the distance
Now I’ve gone and done it.
Committed myself to writing 12 short stories in 12 months. And submitting them for critique and comment.
*Takes deep breath*. The first one is due on 15th Feb. Wish me luck …
Oh, and if you want to find out more, and maybe join me, have a look at http://writerswrite.co.za/12-short-stories-in-12-months-submission-guidelines
And for no very good reason except that it was pretty, this was sunrise at the river Adur in West Sussex, a couple of days ago.
Amber weather warning for snow, they said. Hmmm. This is what Sussex contributed to the overall snow budget overnight. Oh, well, better luck next time.
Pretty sunrise though. Have a great weekend, everyone.