Here in this part of southern Ontario we're steadily getting more and more sunnier skies as we edge toward the end of winter. Not only do we get a few sunny days, there are also more and more days when the sun battles through the clouds to bless us with its light for at least a few hours in a day. Skies change not only seasonally and daily, but hourly. .
We've had a number of days like this.
Yesterday afternoon I watched as blue sky showed up in patches and the sun shone weakly through the remaining clouds.
At times the sun was shining through mostly blue skies from the other side of our house even though I was watching dull grey clouds to the north.
Then the sun would be shining half-brightly through the wispy clouds and blue patches of sky. Behind the webworks of branches the sky was a light blue.
Finally, by late afternoon - 4.30 no less! - the sun was shining brighter than ever, casting long shadows, as the wispy clouds dispersed in the colder air. Two months ago today the sun had set at this time and it was rapidly getting dark.
As dusk fell, the setting sun cast its shadows on on the gentle undulations of the golf course, my favourite view out back, in all seasons.
Compare it to this beautiful view from last May. Only 3 months to go!