Thursday, 22 January 2009
Oh, for sun.
Oh how I crave the sun. So often in January we have days of clear blue sky and bright, bright sunshine, the air crisp and sharp and smelling clean. Lately Cornwall has been mostly wet, as is its wont. I wade to the ducks through paths of sludge, head down against the wind-driven sheets of rain, trying to dodge one f the cats who seems to think I am going to feed the corn to her; heavens only knows why she has not yet worked out this twice daily ritual does not involve any food for her, but I never said our cats were particularly sharp of mind! I am tired of trying to be positive about the endless deluge especially as I know it is not as bad as I feel it to be. There are breaks in the cloudbursts most days, though yesterday was truly awful. I kid myself that this is a proper Winter and therefore a proper Spring may follow with a true Summer close on its heels. We shall see. In the meantime, I have put a giant picture of marigolds grown here last year, bright, gorgeous, wonderful, dark-day-defying marigolds. I could almost breathe them in.
Not much in the way of sewing going on lately thanks to the paperwork needing sorting. Some orders and a little help from Isabella to stuff gingham hearts. I believe in starting them at an early age! very sweet in her determination to do this fiddly task unaided and very little in spilled lavender to what I expected. Our sewing bee was halted by the strange appearance of Discovery who on seeing the door open to let in the cat decided to pop her head round to say hello. Hens in the kitchen is not something we encourage!
Despite the endless rain we have managed to get to our allotment once or twice. Onions are in, blackcurrants moved from the garden to our plot, potatoes are planted and it's all underway. And so today once the cleaning is done - amazing what a little paperwork can do for the house; a sudden and most urgent need to clean has meant the cupboards are amazingly tidy! - I will mostly be sitting by this...
and dreaming of this...
Bye for now xx