Anakana Schofield – Author of Martin John and Malarky

Feb weather-strange

Strange February. Strange Feb weather. East they have been sunk by snow piles while West, here we are, today anyway, sunny while leaning towards gloves. It has been worryingly mild. Today il fait du soleil.  There have been plentiful and visible stars and a visit from Mars and Venus last Friday evening.

Two women with binoculars strapped to their eyes alerted me to the crescent moon with Mars and Venus on a visible day release. I’m grateful to them. It was bleary though my bi-focals, but Venus seemed pyramid shaped. The two women naturally insisted when complimented “We are only out here because we saw it on the news” but I fear they were too modest given they had binoculars and were easily able to identify the planets.

Sometimes your unknown neighbours can be so very favourable.