Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Snow and floods

Winter is here!
We have had floods..the path a friend and I walk to the river is deep under water...the river has broken it's banks and spread out all over the paddocks, we have had some hail and some snow too. There is magic in every season.....I love the fire on, cosy blankets, winter food, woolly clothes and boots, reading books and crafting when the rain is drumming on the roof and the wind wuthers round the house....mmmmmmmmm ...and drinking tea and sipping soup....bliss!

...the hail on the Irish Moss looks like beads ....

...then came the snow.....

we didn't get much here but the hills were very thickly coated.....hope we get some more this winter.

It always amazes me that no matter how the weather is behaving there are always a few brave wee flowers  to brighten up small corners of the garden.

Lavender Lassie 

endearing Heartsease pansies.....

that pop up all over the garden their little bewhiskered faces always make me smile.

Still lots of leaves to walk through... a few leaves still clinging to the trees ...these birds huddled up looking very chilly out the kitchen window.

We have had sunny days too, time to go out and visit with Archie, he is such a boy! loves rolling in the mud....needs his knees washed! He is very well rugged up against any chill with his very fluffy coat on.

..NB the knees!

I have been hemming the 3 quilts I bound before going into hosp and watching DVD's which I don't normally do, today watched The Good Life...after all these years it's still so funny.  

Haven't been feeling so well and have had another hospital stay so simple hand stitching has been soothing.

"A garden is the mirror of a mind. It is a place of life, a mystery of green moving to the pulse of the year, and pressing on and pausing the while to its own rhythms.  In making a garden there is a sense of the lovely and assured, of garden permanence and order, of human association and human meaning: to be found is beauty and that unfolding content and occupation which is one of the lamps of peace."
(Henry Beston)

 Have a happy week.

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