According to the BBC news, Siberian temperatures are coming to the UK and we can expect freezing cold and wind for two weeks. My garden doesn't know this yet and is busy preparing for Spring.
Just in cases I bought a huge sack of rock salt for the drive and pathway to ensure we don't slip on the ice that is bound to come our way.
Valentines day was spent surrounded by daffodils.
"We love because he first loved us" 1 John 4:19
I am no longer overly of any religious pursuasion but felt this Bible quote would mark the day well.
The squirrels didn't hibernate this Winter and have been very active, this week they have been scampering around taking nuts which I put out in the mornings and are aggressive towards the neighbours cats who know better than to get too close.
I found some lovely quotes for my February pages and added them to my journal:
I like this one best:
"To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow" Audrey Hepburn
Although I painted some, I have seen no violets but am hopeful as they usually come up in my garden and the woods in February.
"Come forth into the light of things
let Nature by your teacher"
At senior school, my class group was 'Wordsworth' and we were expected to memorise his poetry, which I didn't appreciate at the time. I don't remember the quote above, if I had paid attention, it would probably have had a big impact on me and become my motto in life. I was too busy sneaking out of school and off to Portobello Road on a bus for the day (London) to worry about
poetry, school or choosing a life motto at the time.
I haven't felt very domesticated lately but got my bread machine out to make pizza dough last weekend. No kneeding involved as the machine takes care of that. All I had to do was the rolling of the dough which I find quite relaxing. Everyone can put their own toppings on, so it's easy work. It's very satisfying to see the results all lined up ready for the oven, and then gliding off, glass of wine in hand......
I am laid low with a virus, sore throat, aching body etc., in fact the whole family has it. I didn't go to work today and have slept a lot. So hopefully next time I post here I will be cheerier. Thanks for stopping by, leave a sign (0) that you have passed this way, or better still, a comment is welcome. Before I go, thank you very much for leaving comments on my last post, it's really appreciated...
By the way:
I imagine blogland like a room full of 173 people (at last count) crowded in with the light off, just about 14 faces are visible at the front, those are the ones that usually leave comments and are friendly. It would be lovely if the ones in the dark at the back left a comment sometimes.......