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My Winter’s Story

December 29, 2016

I wish I could tell you a pretty winter’s story…

It should be decorated with loads of fluffy white snow: slowly landing on the ground, covering up dull colours that autumn has left behind…Imagine looking out out of your window and seeing the first snowflakes arrive – a gentle wave engulfing meadows and forests.

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If you went outside, frost would bite your nose! So I’m sure you’d be willing to hear my story while sitting by a roaring log fire. Drinking hot wine? Induging in sweet pies? It’s up to you how you decide to spend your perfect winter’s day.

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I guess some would simply enjoy the unusually white scenery – cheeks pressed to the cool and damp glass, eyes wide open, trying to guess how deep the snow can get before it gets dark.

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Others would probably worry about the wildlife. (I know I would.)

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Unfriendly temperatures and empty fields and gardens can turn one’s life upside down. (I saw a fox the other day, running past our house. It seemed at a loss, as if not knowing where to look for its warm den or something tasty to put in its grumbling stomach. Sadly I couldn’t offer a cosy bed, as all are already taken.)

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Have you noticed how right before Christmas, when it gets colder our hearts tend to go the other way – they melt? It’s easy to make us happy, anything can put a smile on our faces and we seem to be grateful we have each other. I love this phenomenon. It just would be great if we could stay like this all year round.

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This wasn’t a story, just a few random thoughts. Why? I dreamt of a perfect Christmas and I was going to weave my photographs into a lovely winter’s tale, but it’s not going to happen. Sadly it’s been an extremely wet December… Rainy days and muddy lawns damaged my festive mood a tad, so you can probably tell that I’m still waiting for that white miracle. The magic time, that smells of greenery and cinnamon, came and went, everything happened too quickly… but I can promise you that even longing for proper cold winter’s days I’m still keeping my heart warm.

(These photos were taken a month ago and I hope that there will be many more – come on, January!)

6 Comments leave one →
  1. December 29, 2016 6:08 pm

    The photos are lovely! Happy new year!

    • December 31, 2016 3:38 pm

      Happy 2017, Eoin! I hope it’s filled with inspiration and great adventures. K.

  2. January 1, 2017 10:20 am

    Happy new year to you and yours! Keeping my fingers crossed for winter photo weather… (drizzly and disgusting here today)

    • January 1, 2017 2:42 pm

      Happy New Year, Pia! xxx

      P.S. +6C and heavy rain – as you can sea the grass isn’t any greener on the other side of the fence…

  3. January 6, 2017 8:16 pm

    We are having our winter’s story right now. I wish it would end. LOL Almost 2″ of snow and low temps overnight in the single digits (F). Too cold for me. I’m just hanging on until spring.

    • January 7, 2017 2:20 pm

      I was dreaming about cold and snow, but as it has arrived, I have to admit, I’m not that keen! It’s too damp and too cold. It might be pretty, but after taking a few photos I run back in and find the warmest room in the house, which usually is our kitchen (with cups of hot tea and something sweet to go with it). And to make things a bit worse I went to a garden center today and bought heaps of nice flower seeds, so now I’m back to waiting for summer. K.

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