Despite being full of a heavy cold, I managed to get out twice today. Probably slightly daft I know, but I need to feel fresh air on my face, I need to be able to see things.
For once I didn't have the usual Saturday exhaustion and felt pretty lively. Once I'd laid in bed for two hours warming up, like a lizard resting on a rock with no sun to kick start its blood.
The hot cup of tea at Rumbles tasted especially good in the cold after a walk round the park.
In the afternoon, I walked around the two lakes, and saw a record number of goosander on the lake - 2 very handsome drakes and 6 ducks. In flight they look stunning too, white wings flashing low over the water.
I wasn't looking for them, nor was I looking for the little egret that was also on view. I was walking further round, to Friary Gardens, where after a little bit of careful searching, low to the ground, I found the first winter aconite of 2019. Exactly where I expected them too!
Well, the springing of spring goes on. Even though its winter.
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