It was a beautiful sunny day, so after church we (D and I) went for a pub lunch and a roam around some places we like. Only a few days ago these fields at Easington were covered in snow and the sky was grey.
It's often windy on the common at Brill hill, but yesterday it was still and bright.
There was even an ice-cream vendor parked here and doing good trade, although it is still cold.
What a difference the sun makes!
Even to snowdrops on the shady side of Ludgershall churchyard.
After all, without the sun there would be no life on this planet earth.
I love the prayer attributed to Francis of Assissi, the 'Canticle of the Sun'. One section of it praises God for the sun:
We praise you Lord for all your your creatures,
especially for Brother Sun
who is the day through whom you give us light.
And he is beautiful and radiant with great splendour,
of you most High he bears your likeness.You can read the rest of the canticle here.
NB: This post is part of my efforts to notice things to be grateful for during each day of Lent.
Photos: my own