Sunday 20 January 2013

Our Winter's day

How beautiful and silent it was after church this morning. A fresh and invigorating walk at Pevensey Castle to remind us that we are alive whilst Winter is at war, her subterfuge, a silent white wash of flakes upon the earth. Bleak and empty in a solitude way, resting or sleeping, hibernating and regenerating for the bud of Spring bringing colour and birth back into light.

How I love the snow, its immeasurable beauty and vastness. The first time I really touched snow was when I came to England in 1996. I had seen it on the Drakensberg Mountains when I was growing up in South Africa but had never touched it before. I get dizzy with excitement when we have snow. Today, I could be a child again and that felt good. I hope if you have had any snow, you've had some fun with it too? 

We drove home to have soup and crusty bread followed by some reading and knitting... do you read and knit at the same time? I can only do this if it's straight forward up and down stocking stitch (Andy's beanie hat that I frogged is re-growing), anything more complicated I need to keep my eyes on the stitches! I've read the first couple of chapters of this book lent to me by a colleague friend and it's rather intriguing, I hope its not going to spook me out. If so, I think I'll wait till the Summer when the earth feels less heavy to continue reading it.

Keep safe and snug this week and see you all soon


  1. What beautiful pictures! I love the snow too. We didn't get any of it here in Ireland and I'm really really disappointed. Can you send some over to me please??

  2. You are very good at snow photos!!!

    That book does look deep. But worth a try! And no! I can't read and knit at the same time. I find it hard to barely think sometimes!!


  3. Beautiful photos, it look beautiful, pity it causes such chaos! :) x

  4. I love the photographs of the graves with the snow on - does that make me a bit spooky?! Well done on knitting and reading at the same time but how do you hold the book? x

  5. I love those photos ... stunning.
    My mum is able to watch TV and knit at the same time - that's beyond me! And my other half has read that book - says it's very good, if a little unnerving at times!

  6. Your photos are beautiful! Snow does make everything magical.

    Marvellous multi-tasking you have going on there...I can't even knit successfully when I give the most basic stitch my full attention - can't imagine the mess there'd be if I tried to read at the same time. :)

  7. what breautiful photos Penelope!
    I've only had snow once in my life where I live so I am a bit jealous really! It is too hot in the North Island of NZ to snow like that, so your photos are extra exciting to me :O)
    have a lovely week X

  8. Beautiful photographs - snow just 'adds' something to the image. Can I also add that I love your acorn (is that ok to say that?!!!) and knitting skills generally

    Keep warm
    Best wishes

  9. Lovely snowy photos. Read AND knit ... oh my goodness that sounds impossible, but then the most I have ever managed to knit is the most basic scarf! M x