Friday, 11 January 2008

Winter Senses



Five winter sights...
Bare branches silhouetted against the low winter sun... The robin waiting hopefully on the bird table for scraps... My breath made visible... Fake snow and fairy lights... The red kites coming down off the hills in bad weather...
Five winter smells...
Roast chestnuts... Pine needles... The welcoming spice of mulled wine... 'Snowcake' soap from Lush... The pungent rubber of a hot water bottle...
Five winter sounds...
The creak and tinkle of breaking ice on the goose pond... Judy Garland singing 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas'... Scraping ice from the car windscreen... The wind buffeting the house on a stormy night... Ancient radiators ticking and clanking as they warm up/cool down...
Five winter tastes...
Warm home made mince pies... The juicy citrus of satsumas... Sloe gin, sweet, strong and fruity... Brussels sprouts fresh from the garden... Christmas pudding and brandy sauce!...
Five winter sensations...
The frozen earth, rock hard underfoot... Cold nose, fingers and toes... My lovely soft mohair scarf, warm around my neck... The prickles of a holly wreath... The friendly weight of extra blankets on the bed...

5 comments:

miss*R said...

isn't winter just the best season? I love it!
summer here right now and it is quite warm the past few days.. and so very humid.. yick.

kathyann said...

Love your posting,everything that winter should be!Although I for one have had enough of being cold and wet,so roll on spring and all the beautyfull bulbs and the trees coming back to life,and with a little bit of sunshine for good measure!Love from Kathyann and the girls

Cottage Smallholder said...

What a perect evocation of winter.

I like winter too although it hss been so mild in East Anglia that my spring shrubs are all in bud!

Rowan said...

Lovely idea for a post, I may well steal it:) That is a beautiful winter photograph, pity we haven't seen many sights like that recently just rain and more rain. Hope you aren't having problems as I know Wales has been rather badly hit by the weather.

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