It seems like this winter is all higglety pigglety (don’t you love those words, they sort of tumble off the tongue like children’s building bricks toppling off a rickety tower) with bulbs coming up in December – the pic above was taken well before Christmas and those daffodils were keen to emerge way back then – and now reports of flowers in full bloom already in places as far afield as Aberdeen and the south of England.
While most folks are revelling in the joys of greenery, Idgy and I are pining for the snow. We love the white stuff and winter just doesn’t seem right without it. I guess we’ve been spoiled by having such dramatic White Christmases for the past two years. Real white outs and Narniaesque landscapes being the order of the day.
The wind and rain that have blighted this winter may have brought warmer air to boost the greenery, but it has stolen the magic of winter as well.
I love the whole concept of seasons. It breaks up the year into clear areas with their own distinct characters.
Spring all bright and beautiful and a wee bit windy, new green life and flowers popping up everywhere. Winter coasts off and looking forward to all sorts of good things.
Summer with her warmth and charm. Lulling the senses with heady aromas in the garden and those magical sounds of buzzing bees and birds singing their hearts out in the trees. Moments to kick back and relax and recharge the batteries with that solar power from above.
Autumn/Fall the slowing down of the year, the golds and riches of nature all coming together in a blaze of amazing colour and taste. Cooler air and blustery winds and rain herald the coming of the winter months. It’s the time to prepare for holing up and getting cozy.
Winter, bright and white and crisp and wonderful. Chilling off the old year and putting her to bed. Clean fresh air sparking the imagination and reawakening the life that has lay dormant for a few months of winter rest.
Yes we miss the snow this year. One week of wonder before Christmas just isn’t enough for us addicts.
So while everyone else in the UK is marvelling at the daffodils and greenery just now, we are coming over all Scrooge like and are muttering about global warming making our sledges redundant, not getting to wear our woolly hats, and drowning in a sea of unworn thermals.
Some folks are just never satisfied, are they…..
PS Monday I will be doing my first of the new monthly Book Giveaways, so come on by and don’t miss your chance to win a beautiful book.