Posts tagged winter
That One Perfect January Morning

These days, winter around here mostly consists of wet soggy foggy days with the occasional days of hard frost and bitterly cold winds, but no snow. And then suddenly that one morning happens where the world feels engulfed in magic. Where wet and cold meet and turn the landscape into an unbelievable combination of frost, mist and sun.

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February 2016

To me, February is - much like January - a month of rest and quiet, but it is also very much a month where I start to plan. On non-frosty days the birds outside have a completely different tune. A tune that sets things in motion inside me, I start to dream and imagine.

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January 2016

January, for me, is a month of rest and quiet days. With a slow daily routine, getting up, getting the kids to school and kindergarden, feeding the cats and the chickens and collecting eggs, doing a bit of work on the computer, shooting an elopement here and there, and allowing myself time to just 'be' and making sure I get to bed early. Long morning walks with my camera on those few clear frosty days, and warming up in front of the fire afterwards. Another great pleasure this time of year, when I feel spring approaching but there is nothing really "fresh" to eat yet, is to pull some of the frozen berries and fruit collected the summer before and make jam.

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Foggy Winter Days

It seems this is not going to be a snowy winter. So far we have had about 5 cm of snow which only lasted for about 24 hours before it dissolved into water and mud. There are distinctive changes in the bird's song outside, the delicate but strong white heads of the tiny snowdrops are pushing through the black soil everywhere in my garden. Spring is approaching fast and it seems unlikely that the snow will come now.

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