Sunday, 27 January 2013

Farewell to the snow....

.....for now at any rate - and in its place a lot of water.   We live at the bottom of the high moor, which has had far more snow than we have, so of course it is all melting and sending its melt water down here.

The temperature is well above freezing and I can't help being pleased that I did my RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch yesterday when there was still a lot of snow, because today all the blackbirds have gone back to their scratching under the hedges in the fields for the worms and bugs they would rather eat.

I must say that I never cease to be amazed at the resilience of nature.   Now that the snow has gone, the aconites are still out and the snowdrops are in bud.   The Christmas roses have reared their heads again, albeit a bit tattered.   They don;t give up easily do they?

I am typing this while listening and half=watching the Andy Murray tennis final = it would be so good if he could win it but it is proving jolly hard.   One set all as I write, so plenty of time to go.

I am having our monthly Poetry meeting here on Wednesday afternoon and, partly inspired by the wonderful poetry George (Transit Notes on my side bar) puts on, I am going to feature American Poets - particularly Maya Angelou whose work I greatly admire.  

It's interesting how some poets touch a chord in our hearts and some don't isn't it?   Anyone touch a particular chord for you?   


mrsnesbitt said...

There are several floods around here Pat one thing after another eh? Being an animal lover I enjoy Walt Whitman's poerty.

Heather said...

I don't think I have a favourite poet but tend to dip into the works of several, as the mood takes me.
Not this time for Andy.
I hope that is the last of the snow - I'm not very hardy, am I? I am looking forward to the spring flowers and think the hellebores are earlier this year inspite of the cold.

ArtPropelled said...

Not sure who my favourite poet is. I love the poetry of Mary Oliver and Naomi Shihab Nye. During my high school days D H Lawrence was my favourite poet.

John Going Gently said...

I always smile when you seem to look on the positive aspects of daily life pat

Country Gal said...

We are to be getting rain and freezing rain tomorrow then rain again all this snow and rain I fear there will be floods and big pools of water in the area and the river near us will overflow ! I like Robert Louis Stevenson and Pam Ayres poem I'm a Starling Me Darling . My mum used to read that to me as a child ! Have a good day !