It's been an incredible week here in the South of the UK. We were treated to a very rare occurrence, a partial eclipse of the sun, about 95 percent. Of course we were covered in cloud and unlike the north of our country who were able to see the moon move from right to left across the sun, we managed a parting of the clouds towards the end of the moons covering of the ball of fire. Not as impressive as the total eclipse we witnessed here in 1999, where I travelled to the south west nine months pregnant, what a sight and memorable day that was. But this was a special day none the less, and at the school where I was that day, all the children were allowed out to see if they could see anything between the clouds. Those who were patient enough were rewarded. Unlike the physics teacher who decided they would see nothing and returned to the class room, I do believe he nearly cried when he realised he had missed it and others saw it.
However, an hour or so after the event, the clouds miraculously disappeared and we have had the most glorious of blue skies ever since, Spring has Sprung. A walk around my village and in the garden today bears witness to that, come along with me and see...
|By the village hall|
|Old and blue|
|Blossom in full bloom|
|My front garden|
|Fantastic shadows created by the sun|
|Spring flowers cropping up everywhere|
|An abundance of hope for the coming year|
|Sumach tree striking against the blue sky|
|Rhubarb is growing!|
|I've potted up my shoe|
...and the potatoes I planted two weeks ago in a potatoe bag have peaked through, can almost taste those new potatoes already...
This weeks partial eclipse...
Joining in with Karen on the penultimate week of Sunlit Sunday
♥ Hope Spring is springing with you ♥