It’s going to be cold and white for a couple more months or more yet but tonight is Twelfth Night and already it seems just that bit lighter and brighter going to and returning from work each day.  Only a little bit but the days are lengthening and spring will return and the birds and flowers will be all over the place once again.  Winter is good, I really do like it, but it is also good to know that spring lies at the end of it with great regularity.

Meanwhile – just so the hopes doen’t get too far up today, here is a reminder of the real world: