Friday, 9 January 2009

Winter........R.Southey.

Though now no more the musing ear
Delights to listen to the breeze,
That lingers o'er the greenwood shade,
I love thee, winter, well.

The green moss shines with icy glare
The long grass bends its spear-like form
And lovely is the silvery scene,
When faint the sunbeams smile.

Stay warm and have a lovely weekend..............






29 comments:

Anna said...

I have recently come across your blog and just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the poem and beautiful photos. It's amazing what an effect a layer of frost has on plants.

Rose said...

Lovely, Cheryl! Winter has its own beauty, and you've captured it so well in these amazing photos. I hope you stay warm this weekend--we're in for an "Arctic blast" according to the weatherman by the middle of next week. I won't be going outside for photos then:)

NCmountainwoman said...

Lovely photographs and delightful prose. I do so enjoy visiting your garden.

beckie said...

Cheryl, what a delightful poem. Your photos are the perfect illustration for it! Looks like winter has really come to you.

The sun is shinning here today and it's a littlke warmer. The calm before the storm.. we are expecting a little snow and very cold temps next week. Ugh!

I've got the winter doldrums. :} No energy and no ambition. Just want to sit in my chair with a blanket. I've even cut back on my blog reading to just a few favs. Poor me!! :} :} Don't worry, I will be fine in a few days. I'm just indulging myself in a little self pity. Something I do very well!

Take care dear and stay warm.

Betty Jo said...

What gorgeous photos! I love your blog. xoxo

Cheryl said...

Dear Anna....thank you for your lovely comments....I will come visit you later on this evening.....

Cheryl said...

Hi Rose......the weather here has been so cold....for nearly a fortnight we have had this artic blast, and I do not like it. The temperatures have gone way below the norm for this time of year.....

Stay warm Rose......

Cheryl said...

Thank you ncmountainwoman....

Cheryl said...

Hi Beckie.....It is so cold here I cannot tell you.....I did clean the birdfeeders today....the ground is frozen solid and the air is moist and cold.....bbrrrrrr.....

Winter doldrums....if you need to indulge yourself Beckie, then go ahead.......sometimes that is just what we need......
I am honoured that you dropped by.....I would invite you in for tea and cake and a chat, that would perhaps lift your spirits a little.....we could always pretend........I believe coffee is your preference, sugar??

Have a lovely weekend......

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Hi Cheryl, We are to get the Arctic blast next week. I will be out enjoying the weekend for sure because I will probably be housebound for a few days.

These photos are so beautiful and your poem is perfect with them.

Which came first? The poem or the photos?? Simply beautiful in any order.

marmee said...

lovely captures of the ice on your plant life. i love the way the light bounces off the icey sculptural qualities of all in the garden, it make it feel magical. enjoy your winter scape!

Cheryl said...

To be honest Lisa you can have the icy blast....I have really had enough of it....it is just too cold....

The photographs came first and I happened to be looking at a book with that prose in and I like it.....

Enjoy your milder weekend.....

Cheryl said...

Hi Marmee.....I am trying to enjoy it....I think I am trying to convince myself that there is a good side to the weather being so cold!!!!!

SweetAnnee said...

I love your pics!!!
I am too chicken to go out
in the ice to get some good
nature.

Thanks for sharing yours!!!
deena

come see my hawk anytime
Maybe we'll go get eagle pics tomorrow

Rusty in Miami said...

I like your winter shots; winter is a great time for photography

nina said...

What a lovely poem. Did you write it?
I love winter, too. The cool crisp forms and fresh days can be so intriguing!

Wendy said...

Silvery frost does make the winter landscape very pretty. Lovely prose too. It suits your pics beautifully.
Stay warm.
Have a warm and cozy weekend.
Hugs,

CIELO said...

Good evening sweet Cheryl.... thank you for letting me stroll through your lovely sanctuary. What a beautiful place of peace and enchantment... it's always a great pleasure visiting you and strolling your garden along with you... blessings and prayers my kindred spirit friend...

Love ya

cielo

Cheryl said...

Thanks Deena.....eagle pics wow!

Cheryl said...

Thank you Rusty....winter does have a magic all of its own......

Cheryl said...

Hi Nina.......no I did not write it....I am not that clever....it is the work of R.Southey.....

Yes winter can be pretty......

Cheryl said...

Thank you Wendy......it is hard to know what to post at this time.....winter does have a charm but how many photographs can you take?
I am finding bird photographs difficult.....as soon as I stroll across the lawn they are up and away!!

Cheryl said...

Hi Cielo...thank you...always a pleasure to take you around the garden....stay warm......

Aluajala said...

A lovely poem and photos so beautiful! I loved the second one with a berry the best. A bright spot with sugary white snow on it...

naturewitch said...

Hi Cheryl
Those icicle plants are amazing. It gets cold here, but never like that. Love your winter wonderland. xx

shirl said...

Hi there Cheryl :-)

It is wonderful you can see such beauty in the garden when I am guessing you’d rather not be out there at the moment. Wishing you warmer temps soon :-D

My garden is very green and mossy looking this morning. The skies are dark and the wind is picking up – quite a different scene from yours. I am considering going out there to do very late bulb planting. I’ll need a good fitting hat and scarf :-D

Lovely images, lovely prose and lovely post. Have a ‘lovely’ weekend :-D

LG said...

I very much enjoy your blog. The words, the pictures, the way you write.

I am sorry to hear about your (ex) depression and so pleased you've recovered. My mom had it very bad (together with some other problems) and was on medication for a long time, and she hated it, but needd it (esp for the other problems).

I also had depression at one stage about 5-6 years ago, and it took me 12-18 months to get off it without medication and with my hubbies's love and support.

So I know where you're coming from and I can understand the success you've made..Well done. I'm sure your garden and wildlife will help you forward..and we'll keep reading

LG

Gail said...

Chery,

Another really lovely and gentle post! It is a pleasure to visit you. Have a wonderful week...I hope you have some good time in the garden

Gail

Kylee said...

Gorgeous images to go along with the poem! I just love how frost make so many things beautiful.