Yesterday we were given a reprieve from our cold, rainy weather. It was a beautiful, warm, sunny day. Perfect! Although, today we have returned to the damp & chill, that brief taste of glorious weather, made me want to open the windows & let springtime in.
This is one of the things, that I love about France. There, without screens, it is truly possible to trow open windows & invite the fresh air in.
It is a common sight to see French women shaking out rugs or airing out bedding from their open windows.
One can lean out of a kitchen window to hang out a wet tea towel...
or just to chat with a passing friend....
One can simply pass the time watching the breeze blow the curtains bellowing in & out of the window.
Or, as what so often happens to me, one might open their window to discover a wonderful gift of fresh garden vegetables & herbs, left by a neighbor on the sill.
I am looking forward to this liberating feeling of openness after, what to me has been a very long & closed up winter.