Evening Sky

As seen from from our office window… I love how April evenings say good night to the world!

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First Hints of Spring

Our first crocus of 2017 appeared on my birthday…. Spring IS going to come again! Fair-handed Spring unbosoms every grace; throws out the snowdrop and the crocus first. – James Thomson

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January Chill

We have been waking up to icy weather conditions this week, and we can’t help but marvel at the icy artistry of Mother Nature. Jeff snapped this photo of the icy stream coming out of the cliffs at Barrow Brook on the Isle of Sheppey yesterday while I stayed home warming myself by the fire. I…

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A Ton of Wood

We’re getting ready for winter. We’ve converted the old WW2 brick bomb shelter in our back garden into a woodshed and stacked it to the ceiling with fire supplies to keep us warm whatever comes. Some years are mild, others more cruel, but either way, we rank staying cosy as a high priority. We’ve got kindling, coal,…

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Come, Spring

  We really needed the sunshiny beauty that was yesterday. I loved every minute of my walk through our neighbourhood. Spring was busting out, and all of nature seemed to be reaching for the heavens.

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Walking Again

I have to admit that it’s been nice to surrender to the cold and just stay indoors the past few weeks. But today the sun was out, and I could hear my walking shoes calling to me. With the steadily lengthening days my thoughts are starting to turn to spring adventures and journeys, and as…

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February!

My January disappeared into a soft blur of homey activities. In a barely visible sort of way, I got a lot of things done here at home to set me up for tackling some of my bigger 2016 goals. January is often like that for me, a time of natural inwardness. I didn’t much want…

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Harbingers of Spring

January is drawing to a close and we’re already enjoying some harbingers of spring. We have dozens of blooms poking up in our back garden, and today’s cheery sunshine is warming my soul. Fair-handed Spring unbosoms every grace; throws out the snowdrop and the crocus first. – James Thomson

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Solstice Blessings

We approach Christmas slowly in our house. The advent calendar comes out first, then the candles and the nativity sets, but we save the Christmas tree until Solstice so that its light can help us welcome the return of the Light. Happy Solstice! The winter solstice has always been special to me as a barren…

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December Rose

We might only be a couple of weeks away from the winter solstice, but our mild weather is throwing up a few surprises… we found a wild rose still in bloom alongside the rose hips one would normally expect to see at this time of year. This week, this year, I willingly embrace beauty wherever it…

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