The clear sky had given way to hues of blue as the hands of the clock moved towards six o’clock. The day was closing as the Blackbird sang out its territorial song. This is the first time using my new laptop. As I type, I listen to Laudate Dominum by Mozart…a most beautiful and evocative song, all on this little machine! It will take me time to get used to the way it works…it’s very sensitive, but a joy to be able to sit in this warm, cosy spot and write. Thanks to all who made this possible…thanks and blessings to you. XXX Tomorrow I shall walk the gardens and photograph the changes that are appearing by the hour. I popped some pips from an organic lemon in this pot last year and here they are earlier today! As I drove from Sligo today, I noticed new lambs in the fields near the sea…it’s much milder there and so the season starts from the coast and moves daily inwards. The speed at which Spring moves across the land is thrilling and the energy it carries with it is insightful, allowing us to see Mother Nature at her most magical. For tonight, under an early Spring sky, the little lodge beckons, the wood stove warms the interior and the kettle boils atop for tea. The coming days and weeks will be filled with preparation for the wondrous event that will renew the Earth in this small part of western Europe.