Today is the shortest day of winter – the winter solstice. This marks the date when the Earth’s axis is furthest away from the sun, it’s the longest night of the year, but looking on the bright side (as I like to do) it also means we are on the downhill journey to spring!!!
This afternoon Carter and I braved the chilly weather and went to check out the new trees that were planted in the park just across from our house. I’m pretty sure they are Totora trees. One day I’m sure we will look back on this photo and marvel at how much both he and the tree have grown! And also maybe why my son was outside on the coldest day of the year with his knees showing…
The oak trees have all but lost all of their leaves and were looking very bare…But the sun was shining (even though it didn’t seem to have much warmth!!)This beautiful iceberg rose was hanging on grimly to a few blooms…And the first of my bulbs were out… VERY early cheer. The rest are just beginning to poke their first leaves tentatively out through the ground.These lovely white flowers have inspired the decoration on my latest (and presently most favored) creation:
Because when its chilly is there anything more comforting than a hot water bottle to cuddle?If you are in the Northern hemisphere (amidst the heat of summer) I bet there is nothing further from your mind than being snuggled up with something warm… But because it is really cold here today – and tonight is going to be extra long – Ill be taking my hot water bottle (complete with new cover) to bed with me.
What’s the weather like where you are? Jxx