After what seems like an awful long wait through short days and long nights the days seem to be stretching out just a little. Today we had clear blue skies and sunshine. Temperature still in single figures though and today’s clear skies mean sub-zero temperatures over night tonight. So today the evergreens in the garden received just a little reward for their patience and efforts in shrugging off the snow that bent them low in the form of some weak sunlight. It also lifts the spirits to see the sunlight reflecting off them, spring is only a few weeks away now.