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February 9 Walk in Sunshine- then Snow! February 9, 2016

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2016 february 012For the first time in our married life…which now spans decades…we have had professional decorators in and boy hasn’t it been worth it! The cottage is now shiny bright  and painted all over  and looks amazing. Jim with one arm  attached to his crutch and the other with a long handled roller has re varnished the floor.


Now all we need to do is get the furniture back in  from the workshop in readiness for our first visitors of the season. The visitors  coming  to stay are  from Ireland  and this is their seventh year in succession …can’t wait to welcome them back.

After  the dreadful weekend when everyone  suffered from the effects of storm Imogen with more floods and for us rain blowing down the chimney in the house wetting everywhere- it was wonderful this morning to awake to a cold, frosty, dry and SUNNY morning!

This was the day to try out Jim’s new knee with a ‘proper’ walk! Ten minutes walk away from Lletty Cottage is the Aber Marlais  Caravan Park with public footpaths leading through the grounds. Snowdrop time is  one of the best times to visit for a walk to see the banks of snowdrops alongside the river.

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The storm damage can easily be seen in the river Marlais. I didn’t fancy crossing the bridge!


The first photo this year  showing sunlight shining on the water…sunlight!!


Snowdrops in huge drifts alongside the river where only a week ago it was all flooded over!

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Lichen seen on the walk.

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I love these little lookalike ‘Christmas trees’ of moss growing up sticks.

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Back home the sun was still shining and just as we decided to sit and have a coffee in the garden it began to ……SNOW!!

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At least the crocus don’t look to be too unhappy with the snow coming!


3 Responses to “February 9 Walk in Sunshine- then Snow!”

  1. Hello Marianne, I’m glad Jim is improving and up to floor varnishing! Lovely pics of the cottage, gardens and snowdrops…we’ll have to go and have a look – been meaning to get to Abermarlais for ages. The snow fell here as well, at a very appropriate time for our snow crocuses too,
    Best wishes

  2. lletty Says:

    Yes Jim is up and about now but still in quite a bit of pain! I didn’t help by pressing down too hard on his knee whilst helping him with his exercises and stretching a tendon too much!! We are still talking…just! Snowdrops, daffodils and hellebores look amazing in Aberglasney Gardens too and the crocus flowering in the parterre are the best ever. We are so fortunate to have such beautiful places to visit locally- including your garden. It says that there could be more snow this weekend so when I’ll get to dig over my borders I don’t know! Thanks for getting in touch.

  3. Marie Says:

    Great photographs and a very interesting and amusing account yet again. Thank you Marianne.

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