Monday, 11 March 2013

Winter's Fond Farewell...I hope!

Our one Cornish day of very little snow seemed to give Clarence & Pecan something to think about. The very idea of swimming in an icy pond makes me feel ill, but they are ducks and care not a jot.

However, the hens had never seen snow & were thoroughly disgruntled, staying in their tree until hunger drove them down.

And then it was gone with not so much a a snow day off from school. Hey ho, I want spring now and the signs have been there, though this week has opened with the Arctic chill returning. So many layers needed to keep warm when sewing or indeed, for doing almost anything.

Whatever the weather, the beach calls and I love seeing all the moods from soft golden melancholy  

to bright & breezy. 

Of course, I also love coming home to comforting food such as Mr Davey's gorgeous meatloaf with all the trimmings,

followed by a slurp or two of something lovely by the fire.

The sun has made an appearance on and off, and even felt hot once or twice. The shadows remain long throwing deep contrasts onto river scenes.

Dear Castle Beach - what would we do without you? (Have now had a hair cut and can see without drawing the curtains)!

Isabella has already been in the sea. She just cannot keep out it seems. My little mermaid was always such a water baby.

Warmth and chill tied together in a dance of seasons. Spring will win out...eventually.

We can see the promise of it

Can you?

But for now, the fire draws me close in its warm embrace, crackling and hissing and sending wafts of scented smoke. 

Keep warm x


  1. Pipany, what a delight to see this early, almost almost spring report from Cornwall. Your and your daughters look so beautiful and happy!

    And that meatloaf...scrumptious. Please pass along my compliments to Mr. Dave.

    We also had a touch, just a touch of snow last week, and then the weather abruptly changed with temps rising to about 10 C. I've got to get over to Central Park today to see what's ablooming there! xo

  2. your blog is always a treat for the senses, just beautiful x

  3. It's so very cold today and is that snow in Cornwall I can see there?! The spring flowers are in bloom so maybe things will get warmer really soon, I do hope so. :) Gorgeous pictures, you make me want to be there, right now!xx

  4. A beautiful post Pipany! Hope you will get your spring soon. It's cold and frosty in Holland as well. Hope next week will be different :-)

    Love your haircut!

    Happy week,

    Madelief x

  5. Wishing I were in Cornwall again, and by a bright fire.

  6. Just lovely - this post has made me feel much more cheerful about the cold weather. It won't be here forever - and indeed today we have some bright sunshine and the daffodils are coming out - and if you don't go outside and feel the chill you can almost imagine it is already spring. Not for my poor parents though - they're caught in the snow on the south coast. And the think they moved there for the milder climate!!!

  7. So lovely to read your blog once again. As always your photographs are beautiful. I too shall be welcoming Spring with open arms - just a few degrees warmer would be a start!

  8. What a beautiful post, full of spring's promise and winter's comforts.

    I so envy those who live by the sea!