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Winter (until 19th March)

On 8 Mar 2009 at 3:08pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
Although I love the different seasons, I always feel a bit sad to see the end of winter. The low intensity and height of the sunlight, the naked trees, the long winter nights are all things that I adore about the season. I also enjoy rugging up and wearing hats/scarfs/gloves/boots etc.
Does anybody else like winter?
On 8 Mar 2009 at 3:13pm The Tooth Fairy wrote:
No, Spinster it's only you. The thought of sky high heating bills is enough to put anyone off. Roll on summer.
On 8 Mar 2009 at 3:27pm zola wrote:
I'm with you Spin.I also like Spring and Autumn,but not as much as winter.
Gone off long hot summers big time...Never thought I would say that cos I used to love the sun...
On 8 Mar 2009 at 5:07pm FA wrote:
Don't worry Spinster, the spineless fairy only likes the summer so he can ogle all the 8 year old girls in their little skirts.
Personally, i find something endearing about all the seasons. We've moved on a bit from the traditional spring (mar, april and may) summer (june july aug) autumn (sept, oct nov) and winter (dec, jan and feb)
All the seasons have moved on a month from the above....possibly down to the climate but summer now for example is considered july, august and september and all the others follow suite.
As the season ends, it's always nice to get into the new season. Being a gardener, i adore spring but autumn and winter bring equally good rewards. Summer is not my favourite although i love the warm, light evenings and the smell of night scented stock and barbeques in the air.
Still, the dawn chorus is getting louder and i've already cut the grass at work. the clocks go forward in a couple of weeks and ive got loads to plant and sow.
Roll on the spring.
On 8 Mar 2009 at 7:13pm Lewes Laugher wrote:
What a nice post FA. A pleasure to read.
On 8 Mar 2009 at 7:21pm FA wrote:
You're very welcome LL
It's always nice to come out of a long, grey, cold winter and feel a bit of sun on your back, see the bulbs coming up and hear the birds singing.
On 8 Mar 2009 at 8:01pm chav wrote:
Yeah and sat on the roof terrace of the Rainbow puffin on a bit of whistle, Stella in hand. Heaven
On 8 Mar 2009 at 11:47pm Lopster wrote:
Sorry you've not been well again FA the rant, vitriol and venom will surely soon return to your postings - and we can look forward to a sharp intake of breath to accompany your commenta rather than a tear, a sniff an a wistful smile - not only the seasons "slipping" by the look of it...
On 9 Mar 2009 at 11:04am FA wrote:
Sunshine, the sight of the daffodils and the glorious scent of Sarcococca is enough to make even the grumpiest git mellow.....just for a few weeks mind !!!
On 9 Mar 2009 at 5:17pm Lopster wrote:
Indeed - and what a joy it is - just love those first snowdrops...and once that mist of bluebells hovers just above the ground in the woods...
On 9 Mar 2009 at 6:15pm Hedwig wrote:
No spinster, its not "only you" (whats his problem?) We LOVE winter too, its my favourite season. Just love the cold crispness of the air, seeing your breath in front of your face, the autumnal colours, the SNOW!!! snuggling up in a duvet on the sofa, having an excuse to splash out on new scarf, hat, gloves, maybe a new winter coat. Winter is lovely and magical. Having said that, I am rather looking forward to the summer now and the long evenings. Ok, I've rambled enough about the seasons..lol. I just love being alive
On 9 Mar 2009 at 9:09pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
Hedwig - I empathise 100%
On 10 Mar 2009 at 9:51am sashimi wrote:
What a really cheerful thread. I like winter too, but I get really fed up with it about February and then spring seems such a nice change afterwards.

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