Winter Kisses



The sun is slung quite low in the sky during these short midwinter days.  Some days it seems to barely make an appearance,  breaking through the fog around noon, rising, fleetingly over the northern hillsides before sinking again below the horizon.   It seems dark by 4:30pm, which makes for short days and very long nights.

Yet despite the cold and the dark, to me it feels a little bit magic, because these short days are so very fleeting, they are days to be cherished.  Perhaps it's because I like the idea of sitting by the fire, drinking endless cups of tea and knitting wooly jumpers.  Of eating comforting foods like hearty stews, mushroom risottos and drinking mulled wine.   Although the reality is it's still business as usual, with busy children, busy work and busy chickens.   

The mornings, blanketed in fog, cast mysterious shadows as I go about the chores, feeding the chickens and hanging out the washing, hoping it will dry, but really, it's a futile exercise at best.  

But I like to step outside anyway, and my cheeks sting from the cold, like a kiss from winter.   I like it.


9 comments:

  1. A lovely post and beautiful photos.

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  2. stinging cheeks and winter kisses, i'm entranced x

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  3. Stinging cheeks and cold that turns those cheeks a lovely rosy red - that's what a true winter is all about! Envious!! x

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  4. Gorgeous, envy enducing photos Michelle. Winter is my favourite & I adore the thought of being kisses by winter! Just magic x

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  5. nothing more lovely than the fog......
    and your images capture this beautifully x

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  6. I adore these photos Michelle...just gorgeous. I love winter too, it is such a relief after the exhausting heat of summer x

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  7. Beautiful photos and verbal imagery of the Hobart winters. I too always dream of nights curled up in front of the wood heater and time to read novels and sleep in (that never eventuates). Yeah, I miss it...

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  8. I love winter and the darkness that creeps in much earlier in the evening. A chance to light a few candles and have a G&T a little earlier than usual!

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  9. Beautiful pictures and words, as always. I love winter so I am relishing every last bit of the season. Totally agree about the magic in the air.

    Katie xx

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