Wednesday 7 March 2012

Reason Number 100, Day 100, March 7th 2012

Well here we are!!! We got to the end - 100 days of Winter!!
I can't pretend I'm sad that winter is pretty much over - I was running out
of good things to say about it as you had probably noticed - in my mind I have
already moved on to Spring!

Here's a reminder of what we have left behind...

And what is to come...

Bye Bye 'til next winter...

Tuesday 6 March 2012

Reason Number 99, Day 99, March 6th 2012

Well if this photo I took yesterday doesn't say Spring is here then I don't know what does!

Monday 5 March 2012

Reason Number 98, Day 98, March 5th 2012

Well I'm still convinced Spring is here but it has been sleeting so perhaps not..!

Still, the sense of not knowing makes winter fun!

Friday 2 March 2012

Reason Number 95, Day 95, March 2nd 2012

     Daffodils - William Wordsworth

 I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed--and gazed--but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils. 

Wednesday 29 February 2012

Tuesday 28 February 2012

Reason Number 92, Day 92, February 28th 2012

You've got to love that the BBC's Springwatch isn't too far round the corner -

Sunday 26 February 2012

Reason Number 90, Day 90, February 26th 2012

''Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter''

(Because I think we kind of need all 4!)

Wednesday 22 February 2012

Reason Number 86, Day 86, February 22nd 2012

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
Robert Frost (1923)
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Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

Thursday 16 February 2012

Reason Number 80, Day 80, February 16th 2012

If we didn't have Winter we probably wouldn't have pictures of Yoda dressed as Father Christmas ...

Wednesday 15 February 2012

Tuesday 14 February 2012

Reason Number 78, Day 78, February 14th 2012

Valentine's Day falls in the Winter - so I found this picture 
on the web and it seems appropriate for the recent weather!

Sunday 12 February 2012

Reason Number 76, Day 76, February 12th 2012

Steve Hackett (played guitar with Genesis for a while) was born Feb 12th, 1950.
Saw him play a gig at Coatham Bowl in Redcar in 80s (not with Genesis!) - he was AMAZING±!

Saturday 11 February 2012

Reason Number 75, Day 75, February 11th 2012

In Winter I like seeing birds nests in the trees near here, it tells me there will soon be baby birds and it will be spring.

Friday 10 February 2012

Thursday 9 February 2012

Wednesday 8 February 2012

Reason Number 72, Day 72, February 8th 2012

These are obviously from last spring but I thought they would illustrate another good thing about winter - The promise of things to come!!! The sense of expectation that isn't there at any other time of the year!

Tuesday 7 February 2012

Reason Number 71, Day 71, February 7th 2012

Snow (not too much of it) is a good thing about winter -it is fun to photograph, walk or sledge in (not too far) and look at!

Monday 6 February 2012

Reason Number 70, Day 70, February 6th 2012

I love it when winter is leaving and spring is coming in and there is lovely light coming through the window in the afternoon.

Thursday 2 February 2012

Reason Number 66, Day 66, February 2nd 2012

Another thing I really like about Winter is the amount of skiing on television!

Tuesday 31 January 2012

Reason Number 64, Day 64, January 31st 2012

Seeing seagulls coming down on to the back garden lawn to eat bread - fabulous!

Monday 30 January 2012

Reason Number 63, Day 63, January 30th 2012

JANUARY - from the Book of Hours

Reason Number 62, Day 62 January 29th 2012

Coming up to the end of January is definitely a good thing about Winter - it means it's well on the way to being over!!

Saturday 28 January 2012

Reason Number 61, Day 61, January 28th 2012

Sitting in the car on a wet, sleety Winter's afternoon with doggo and friends!

Friday 27 January 2012

Thursday 26 January 2012

Reason Number 59, Day 59, January 26th 2012

Sledging is fun in Winter (when there is any snow) but perhaps not on a Lego sledge..

Tuesday 24 January 2012

Reason Number 57, Day 57, January 24th 2012

Winter Wheat - another great thing about Winter. When I was a little girl there was a free offer from a fish finger company (I think it might have been Birds Eye) which gave you a booklet and some other things and some winter wheat to plant and grow - it was a terrific success in our garden! 

Sunday 22 January 2012

Reason Number 56, Day 56, January 23rd 2012

This is a Quince - hanging on from last season, not sure if it drops off before the next lot or stays there to rejuvenate!

A Quince in Betty's Garden!

Reason Number 55, Day 55, January 22nd 2012

New shoots in the garden waiting to flower soon!

Saturday 21 January 2012

Reason Number 54, Day 54, January 21st 2012

If you want to learn about what a REALLY harsh winter is like, this is the book for you! (Part of the Little House on the Prairie series of books)