Tuesday, 19 February 2008
down to the woods
we just spent a lovely weekend visiting granny and grandad at the woods. we were so lucky with the weather as it was gorgeous and sunny every day. the freezing nights were compensated by beautiful frosty mornings. the moon is waxing at the moment and so when we stepped outside at night the starry sky was lit up and you could see all the trees glowing magically around us and crunchy grass underfoot sparkling in the moonlight. i always enjoy going to the wood as it's such different scenery to being by the sea. so lovely to see the trees and their branches gently swaying in the cool breeze and listening to all the tiny birds chirping and flitting from branch to branch.
i love it when the sun shines. i know, who doesn't? the way it beams into a room unexpectedly and makes you notice little details. and it's amazing what a bit of sunshine can do for your mood by instantly making everything seem rosier, more positive. the best thing about the sun being out at this time of year is that spring is coming and it's so lovely to see the evidence all around. flowers poking their heads up through the autumn leaves, catkins on trees and new growth starting everywhere. there's more pictures of our weekend over at flickr.
at this time of year i always find myself thinking about the year just gone and feel a tinge of excitement in the air looking forward to the future and what adventures will unfold. a weekend away is the perfect time for reflecting. whilst looking for some of my cookery books, mum and i discovered some diaries that i kept during my travels and amongst these an old unfinished weaving that i did a long time ago that we decided to brush the dust off and air.
so who knows what this year will bring for all of us. i can't wait to find out, but i guess the adventure is in the not knowing. maybe i might actually finish something for a change!