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Dear December

Dark, dull and drear,

Abbreviated day and longest night,

Biding this Advent in quiet contemplation,

Searching for Your Light. 



Adieu, Adieu, Adieu!

Grown Tired

 Goodbye December,  weeks of “weather”,

Sullen skies, winds and flood.

Farewell December, long grown tired,

Wintered fragments, scattered, past…

Christmas Bouquet

Christmas brightness, Solstice lightness,

Candled shadows, danced and fluttered,

Year grown old now, jaded, faded,

an old acquaintance now forgot…

Resilient roses, specks of brightness,

Shakes a fist at Winters wrath,

Daring still to fill the greyness,

‘Til the dark is gone at last…

Pushing Through

Once again the sun begins

Its solemn journey to the Spring,

Calling forth the sleeping garden,

Calling out unto the North.

Scattered Seeds

Out of autumn – winter sadness,

soon will come the hidden gladness,

light consume the fearful darkness,

with the turning of the year.

Ancient Lichen

Lichen lights the barren bough,

Until the leaflets spring up green,

A cloud of Goldfinch trill their song,

Chase the mournful Winter on.


Wishing you all a Happy, Healthy New Year, may you find wonders anew in 2016

Thank you all readers, new and old for stopping by, leaving comments and likes – it means a lot – Thank you!


December Moon

Stepping out onto the dark landing, a warm orange glow paints the walls. In the Western sky, golden light, skims the clouds, a beacon in the dark winter sky.

Sweet Morning Light

Sunrise, in pink and lavender hue; yielding to peculiar yellow-grey, stormy light… Could it be?

The best is yet to come...

Drops of rain, tap a delicate rhythm on the window pane. Rain, sun, a tinsel twist of rainbow to decorate the dawning skies…

First snow

Finally, cloud curtain lifts to reveal first dusting of snow over the distant mountains. It’s beginning to feel a bit like Christmas after all!

Thanks for stopping by, have a good day what ever the weather!

Christmas allotment

Finally given up hoping for some cold and pulled up the thriving nasturtiums from the weedy orchard. Each evening the weatherman promises a touch of frost and each morning I pull back the curtains to cool damp. December 2010 & 2011 were cold, snowy months but the news-reader has just reminded us that every month this year has been the warmest on record, apart from August!

I’m reading your blogs on Christmas preparation and envying your snow scenes; all I ask is a touch of frost! I haven’t even taken photos of the December garden, its just green and damp. “Resting” my daughter reminds me. Perhaps it is because we don’t have “Thanks Giving” to kick-start the Advent Season (although we very quickly acquired “Black Friday” with its disorder and mayhem,) I just don’t feel quite ready. I can’t even get a package delivered from a major department store – it has now spent a third day being driven around rural Ayrshire. Wonder if the deliveryman cares that the customer service person knows it’s sitting on his van and his boss knows it is there too and that they do deliver “up to 7:00 pm” – he has exactly 15 minutes left to deliver before I hit the “I’m not happy” page on the website…

But it’s not all bad, I’ve finally painted the last little patches that were needing repainted; the paper under the paint pot was dated May 2013! The vacuum cleaner bags were delivered by Royal Mail at 7:30 pm last evening, so I can clean up all the dust I created rubbing down the plaster.

Missing Iris...

But for now, I’ll listen to the carols and hope for cold and wonder if hubby will be up for buying the Christmas tree on Saturday when he has only just left the monsoons of coastal East Africa!

Have a good evening and  thanks for stopping by! 

(In case you are wondering, CITY LINK have failed to deliver yet again)

Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas…

Boxing Day is traditionally a quiet one in our home as we sleep off the Christmas feast. After the recent storms, the day was so beautiful and still that we had to go visit the sea again. There is an unusual camaraderie among fellow walkers as we exchange Christmas greetings. Dogs bounced along the strand, chasing balls, braving the cold sea. The low December sun created wonderful contrasts over the shore; the beach was unusually clear as debris had been swept high up the beach with high tides. Was glad I had taken the camera, as the wind and water had created beautiful patterns; enjoy the light on the sand….