Days get longer, cold gets stronger

Ancient wisdom sure rings true. This week has been so cold and so grey and now really wet. I've always loved winter but this year, I'm not so sure. Trying to keep the cold out and our spirits up, we're surrounding ourselves indoors with yellow and orange. Keeping warm with comfort food. Soup. Tea. Toast. Summer's preserved golden peaches and apricot jam. Glowing log fires. Hugo cut and pastes, rolls play dough and builds worlds. Happy to be inside for now. Meanwhile, I'm waiting for the imminent arrival of a package of fun from here. Please hurry.
I'm glad we managed to dash out the door during the precious three hours of clear blue skies on Tuesday. We spent some time in the park to just run around and climb ancient pine trees. Then we noticed the first sunny yellow wattle blooms. Right on queue, just after the solstice. A timely reminder that despite the cold, the sun is surely on its way back. Please hurry.

7 comments:

  1. Enjoy your day - love the glimpse of the clear blue sky

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  2. Isn't that funny - I'm such a winter person too but this year's early chill has really disconcerted me too! What creatures of habit we are. Those vibrant colours of the wattle yellow against the blue of the sky are just sublime. ;) K

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  3. Sounds like you are making the most of it. Peaches, apricot jam, tea anf fires - sounds wonderful!

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  4. Ah, gorgeous wattle. I'd love a few more of those clean, crisp and sunny days! I desperately want to get stuck into some winter gardening but all this rain - arrgh!

    I have a question for you and not sure how else to contact, so . . . I'm after a few more chooky girls for our free range flock (4). I would dearly love some barnevelders & thought you'd be the gal to ask.

    Anyhow, have a great weekend.

    Bree. x

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  5. I love those clear sky days of a TAS winter, even if the starts are so harsh. x

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  6. Noooo don't tell me you're not coping with the cold. You're like the ambassador of my bid to move to Tassie!

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  7. I am a winter lover too. Last week we were all sick and the cold dark days were really getting to me. This week things are lokking brighter. Beautiful wattle against blue.

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