There's nothing special about the weather today. It's overcast and a bit drizzly, but... I sat in my riser-recliner in the conservatory, listening yet again to Laura Hackett, and looked at this corner of our garden over by the fence. Isn't it beautiful - just waiting for the sun? So I asked Jane to take a photo to show you.
And let me pass on these links to you - which are connected, in that they are both celebrations of life too. They were posted on comments by Stephen and Mary respectively.
'A couple of programmes to make one happy about the Beeb:
Frank Cottrell Boyce on Desert Island Disks: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qnmr
Simon Russell Beale's series on Sacred Music: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00rbmmz/Sacred_Music_Series_2_Brahms_and_Bruckner/ '
'Did you see this? Very moving. What a lady is the baroness.
The Desert Island programme is repeated on Radio 4 at just after 9 on Friday morning. And Baroness Finlay is quite a lady. Because of her stand against euthanasia, she incurs quite a bit of vitriol and hate. We need to pray for her.