It's been a funny old week.. my moods have soared and dipped with the rising and disappearing sun and I am still in denial that it is Christmas in a few weeks.. hard to ignore it when I am making numerous HO HO HO cards at the moment!
I am a contrary creature and find the seasons have a profound effect upon my general demeanour.. I love all of the season's and I suppose I am most loyal to Autumn as it was when I was born.. a September baby but there is something to be said though for a cold biting winter and I miss the frosty, icy winters of my youth.. I remember one winter as a child, being dragged to my primary school in the local village, on a wooden sledge by my older brother..only to find that the school had closed due to the boiler packing up.. it was a magical winter and I still get soooo excited when it snows.. but being older and of course more practical (????) I realise this feeling is not shared by many..We live on such a steep hill and just a few yards from the house is the equivalent of the Eiger and in seconds I could be in town... on my derriere! It normally takes 10 minutes in a vertical position. I still find a winter snow scene so romantic and there is such a special quality to the acoustics of a snow laden landscape.. muffled, quiet... bliss! We rarely get snow now in Bath.. too many hot springs and whatever manages to settle soon melts into just a brief memory..
In my dreams (which are many) I would love to live on the edge of Dartmoor and experience a proper winter.. but then I agonise over the fate of the poor animals (and people) who have no shelter and perish..it is a no win situation!
What is your favourite season... and why.. do you have memories of eating snowballs and icicles ..?
Friday, 9 November 2007
Posted by Cowboys and Custard at 9:13 am