Thursday, 27 November 2008
Mother nature is indescribably amazing. I say indescribably because I have no words adequate to even begin to write about it. I'm not one for slushy pseudo-sentimental writing as it doesn't come from my heart, so that's it from me - Mother Nature is amazing!
Heading for the beginning of December, thoughts here are turning towards the winter solstice, midwinter, getting ready for cold and snow, rain and ice, should they happen. Getting in stores of fuel, both for fires and bodies, adding extra layers physically and mentally to better get through the winter months. But not Mother Nature - she is constantly on the go - the garlic I put in a while back has grown strong roots, the sweet peas are 4 " high now, there are lots of vegetables for ahrvesting in the garden, even some fruit still - the last of the raspberries, the medlars.........There are even flowers, all the more precious for their scarcity. One of my favourites is in the picture, the winter jasmine, brightening up the east wall of the house, always with generous amounts of flowers from mid - November. Creatures are about too - this moth paid a visit to the kitchen window last night; I don't know the species, but he stayed on the glass for a good few minutes before darting off somewhere else. The garden is full of birds, large and small, helping themselves to the feeders I keep well-filled. The shoots underground on the spring bulbs will be on their way too, although we can't see them. That last bit sums it up for me - it all carries on whether we are outside in amongst it, or inside looking out at it. It's a rare day when I don't stop to look or listen to soemthing that catches my attention outside. As I said, truly amazing.
Posted by MrsL at 08:54