Last year winter came late and the fear of climate changes started a discussion weather snow filled winters were now history. How long would our children and grandchildren be able to experience the utterly joy of the first snow week-end. When you almost have no time for breakfast but jump into your warm clotes and run out in the virgin snow to play, and play, and play.....
I have been out filling the feeders and photographing The Blue Garden. And inspired by all this snow my studio is transformed to an artist's workshop where felt, thread, ribbons and painting are transformed to Christmas envelope stuffing.
Blog of the week: One of the first blogs I started to visit almost daily was Mary's Forest Walks. Mary lives on the edge of The New Forest with her husband and dogs, and in her blog she shares their daily wanderings in the beautiful forest nature. A couple of years ago we read The Forest by Edward Rutherfurd together in the Armchairtravelling yahoo group where both of us are members, and it was great to be able to visually follow the story in the book through Mary's photos.
The Blue Café has been playing with a broccoli and chicken salad secret recipe.
Update: take a look over in Marita's Southern Valley to see her beautiful autumn art.
Second update: Marta had a bad fall out in the snow and hurt her back. She is resting on a coach in the livingroom now. I have spoken with the hospital, but hopefully it looks like rest is all she needs. So the romantic snow has its dark sides.