Watercolour of Spring in the Dordogne
This Candlemas morning (“festa candelarum”, the festival of candles), there was the first ray of sunlight after weeks of heavy rain. The light is again high & strong. I’m yearning for spring & fresh air & sunlight.
This watercolour from March last year. Hope that February won’t be rude or glacial! It can be freezing & extreme in February here in the Dordogne. Half way through winter now!
In pre-Christian times, this day was known as the ‘Feast of Lights’ and celebrated the increase strength of the life-giving sun as winter gave way to spring. – http://projectbritain.com/year/candlemas.html