Wednesday, 6 January 2010

If Winter comes......


...can Spring be far behind. Feast your eyes on my sitting room window sill as you look out on a very snowy world. I may well put a post on later in the day when I have something to write about but in the meantime I hope this photograph cheers you up if you are one of those people who is finding this snow very irksome. For those on the other side of the world who are enjoying temperatures in the thirties, please waft a bit of this heat Northwards.

17 comments:

acornmoon said...

I can almost smell those hyacinths!

Roll on Spring, I have had enough of winter.

Ted says he will be happy to help with firewood collecting, he loves the great outdoors.

Elisabeth said...

From here, in the relative warmth of summer - top temperature today of 23 degrees celcius - I think back over your posts and it seems like only yesterday you were heralding the coming of winter through what then seemed a trsanqil autumn.

How quickly and dramatically the seasons can change. Here in Melbourne and especially in rural Victoria we've been dreading the summer because of last year's appalling bush fires. But so far it's not so bad.

Only time will tell. It usually gets hottest here around the end of February to early March.

We may yet be spared the intensity of last year. Yours is a different sort of intensity, but nevertheless one that's painful if not quite so deadly, though it can be deadly for some, as you say, the birds and wildlife, the poverty stricken and the ill prepared.

The flowers on your window sill are a joy. Here we're advised to settle for succulents and native plants, though our roses still do okay in the dry.

Studio Sylvia said...

As Elizabeth wrote, the weather is pleasant and mild with sunshine, in Melbourne. As your plants are blooming on your window sill, my roses are stunning, full of blooms.

steven said...

hello weaver - be patient and give yourself those little kindnesses like gorgeous flowers on the windowledge! we have three or four months to go here before flowers will even dare to show their faces outside so the inside becomes very very important as a place to make warm and beautiful!!!! have a lovely day in the dale . steven

Dave King said...

I was reading yesterday that over half the globe is sharing our conditions - hence the query about global warming. Appreciate your inner warming post.

maggi said...

It is good to be reminded that we will soon be heading towards this kind of display outside.

Raph G. Neckmann said...

How lovely, Weaver - this does indeed look cheering and forward looking to the Spring.

We're all going out to play 'Giraffe-in-the-snow' this afternoon!

Totalfeckineejit said...

Snowed here again last night and heavily right now.Love it at the moment but perhaps the novelty would wear off if we had it as long as you. Looking forward to the Spring/Summer though and your wonderful un-wintry windowsill, Weaver, weally gives a wittle glimpse.

Helsie said...

Keep those lovely snowy photos coming. We're sweltering in the humidity over here in Brisbane!
Helen

Elizabeth said...

Such a very English window sill, Weaver.
Weep-makingly cold here still.
Off to walk the dog but it takes me ten minutes to get bundled up and even then y finger ache with the cold.
I think England is getting more snow today?
Don't we envy all those cheery Australians just about now!

Golden West said...

Those hyacinths must fill the room with their heavenly scent - surely one of the sweetest flowers and a reliable bloomer, as well!

The-Grizzled-But-Still-Incorrigible-Scribe-Himself! said...

Quite a contrast between your inside window sill and the yard beyond. You have more snow than we do here along the river—but our temperatures are in the teens and low twenties. Bet those hyacinths smell wonderful.

mand said...

I just popped across to say Happy 2010 and sorry i rarely manage to say hello, even though i do enjoy your blog.

Wet winters bore me, but there's enough child left in me to love the snow! (I may change that if we're stuck without food next week...)

Yes, extra-achy, yes, tricky and tiring to do anything – but beauty goes a long way to prejudice me in favour of a weather. And it's easier to walk than the ice we've had since before Christmas, and therefore the first day i've felt safe walking the dog.

Not that i'm objecting to your lovely photo! It has warmed my day. Your room must be cosy. :0)

Textile Art Showcase said...

Just like Acornmoon my immediate response to your picture was that I could smell the hyacinths - they smell beautiful!!! And like you Weaver I think those in warmer climes cold do well to waft some of it over our way! We can live in hope.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Seems that a lot of the world is suffering from this extremely cold spell, so we are not alone. One thing is for sure, as the farmer is fond of saying - we can't do anything about it so we have to get on with it. I am keeping warm - hope you are doing the same. If you are a warm zone reader - then lucky you.

Heather said...

What a lovely sight Weaver and thankyou for sharing it with us. As soon as I can get out again I will treat myself to some spring flowers. Hope the snow isn't making life too difficult for you, it won't last for ever, but it might just feel like it!

Penny said...

Hmm, I hae to say that I still prefer to be cold and not hot.
We are heading for 3 to 4 days of 41 degrees C and that shrivels everything, including me, you get fed up with air cons that are not efficient in terribly hot houses..
Give me fire any day.
Love those spring flowers.











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