Not exactly midwinter, and not really bleak. But it is getting colder, the days are getting shorter, and for the most part... I love it!
The winter comes; I walk alone,
I want no bird to sing;
To those who keep their heart's their own
The winter is the spring.
No flowers to please - no bees to hum -
The coming spring's already come.
- John Clare
In the kitchen
Made more Soda Bread...
In the Garden
And although there is not a lot of flower colour in the garden, this little bee managed to find a dandelion...
until I mowed over it (the flower, not the bee!) when I cut the grass yesterday.
But all is not lost, as my friend Vicki gave me this pretty potted Bellis daisy (aka English daisy) which I will divide up and plant in the garden...
At the River
It's not all gloom and doom, and it was blue skies and sunshine on my mid morning walk yesterday...
I had books to talk about too, but this is turning into a marathon post, so will do the books in a separate post. Soon!
I really, really, really must try and get here more often!!
I'm still getting lots of headaches, and when I have headaches I need to avoid the computer :(
I've had a couple of other health issues to sort through too, but there is light at the end of the tunnel :)
Will leave you with this poem by Amy Carmichael I read this week...
Thou art the Lord who slept upon the pillow,
Thou art the Lord who soothed the furious sea,
What matter beating wind and tossing billow
If only we are in the boat with thee?
Hold us in quiet through the age-long minute
While Thou art silent, and the wind is shrill:
Can the boat sink while Thou, dear Lord, art in it?
Can the heart faint that waiteth on thy will?
- Toward Jerusalem
Hope you are having a good week! Back soon... :))