Category Archives: winter

The road less travelled


Today is my grand-daughter, Jasmine’s tenth birthday – I wish for her – a good road; a bejewelled road; a kind road; a healthy road; a joyous road; a peaceful road; a road filled with love, courage and confidence. May this … Continue reading

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Snow bound


We are in southern Bohemia visiting new found family members and mesmerised by the snow covered countryside.        

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Prague snow


Yesterday, sunny and warm, today – snow in Prague – barren but beautiful.    

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Winter in Prague


Strahov monastery gardens in Prague – a morning view.  

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Capture


After months of sunless days, today we captured the sun.    These tiny seasonal delights appeared and were caught – tangible sunshine.   Though the light fades and returns, the start of Spring is near.    White cat captures the moment.   And these … Continue reading

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The quiet growth of winter


Did you see the blue moon, recently? It cast an eerie yet reassuring glow. We kept the curtains open all night to see the silver light – waking at times to gaze out into the calm night. The frosts here … Continue reading

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Mid-winter garden


It’s time I went back into the garden. Our rambling garden is never too far from my thoughts even when I am away. However, despite its low light and chill, winter is a special season here. It was during this … Continue reading

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Magnetic sunsets


Our stay on the island has ended but not without a dramatic twilight farewell. These sunsets mesmerized us as we gazed out to Horseshoe Bay. We marveled at the beauty, the russet colours and time, for us, stood still. Mother … Continue reading

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Magnetic Island


Captain James Cook named this island in 1770 believing it caused interference with the magnets on board the Endeavour. By the late 19th century Europeans had settled the island. This island has captivated us. Simply enchanting in mid winter.

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Winter Wonders #2


It always amazes and delights me to see so many plants beginning to emerge and flower in the midst of winter. Tunnelling tulips The days here on the Mount are cold and yesterday was particularly foggy until lunch time. Today … Continue reading

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