Tag Archives: snow

Christmas cards

I’m so sorry to do this to you. I’m well aware it’s only October. Here goes…Christmas cards! There I’ve said it. I’ve got Christmas cards to sell. The reason I’m posting about them now is because I will be seeing … Continue reading

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Carols in the cathedral

Last week, I went with one of my friends to a carol concert at the cathedral. The Christmas market was in full swing along the streets around the cathedral green. Everywhere was twinkling lights and the smell of mulled wine. … Continue reading

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Wild Hares and Hummingbirds

The sparrows have found our feeders! Granted it took minus temperatures for them to venture into our exposed garden but it’s a start. The hills behind our house were thick with snow this weekend. The trees wore strips of snow … Continue reading

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Folk tales

Snow musters out of brooding grey skies and a powerful chill wind scatters wheelie bins like leaves. We aren’t managing to walk to school as often these days but when we do we stomp in icy puddles and count the … Continue reading

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A trip to the sea

In spite of a flurry of snow on Monday morning and a black out throughout Tuesday and part of yesterday the seasons are on the change. A sparrow sang to me from the guttering when I went to take the … Continue reading

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Seasonal Scrapbook 2

I can always relate to writers’ describing winter in terms of metals. Yesterday was like steel. The sky was steely grey, reflected back by the surface of the river that had the look and sound of steel plates sliding and … Continue reading

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Seasonal Scrapbook

A spring baby meant it was a bit silly to try and keep up with my usual vegetable garden activities this year. I could just imagine sensitive young plants dying of neglect while I tried to manage all the extra … Continue reading

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Searching for brown

Yesterday a chill wind blew. It was laden with portents of ice and snow. Today the sheep dogs lounge in the sun on the steps from the farm yard. The weather is warm and mild again but we draw in … Continue reading

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Singing wrens

Although the countryside around us is covered in piles of snow and the skies are thick with grey cloud a little wren has been singing joyfully outside my window this morning. I’m always amazed at the volume that comes out … Continue reading

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Birthday cake

I looked out of the window this morning to see several centimetres of snow on the ground and quite a few more falling from the sky. ‘I really don’t have time for this,’ is what I thought to myself. Things … Continue reading

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