It's been a very long cold winter,
but the last couple of days in the Shire
have been nothing but sunshine and warmth.
Warm spring air
makes everyone feel a little younger, a little more energetic,
a little more optimistic.
And today I indulged in a little sun time outdoors.
There is nothing more delightful than lying in the sun
on a warm spring day
before the green pollen sifts down over everything.
Today, winter seemed so very far away.
There is a Chinese proverb:
one joy scatters a thousand sorrows.
Yes, one beautiful spring afternoon
erases a thousand winter memories.