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Thursday, 5 February 2009

Quote of the week No. 15 : On winter

Three degrees at 10am with mist and rain drawing a veil between Carmine and the outside world.

"O Winter! ruler of the inverted year, ...
I crown thee king of intimate delights,
Fireside enjoyments, home-born happiness,
And all the comforts that the lowly roof
Of undisturb'd Retirement, and the hours
Of long uninterrupted evening, know."


William Cowper (1731 - 1800), English poet and hymn-writer.


These words about sum up the way it is here in the House on the Hill after the children are abed and safely snoozing, the woodburner is blazing, the lights are low and I have by my side a dozing kitten, a glass of Burgundy and a good book.

8 comments:

SMS said...

Ah, bliss!

LadyFi said...

So very cozy! Sums up what is best about winter.

Braja said...

Love winter and autumn poems the best...

Dave King said...

Superb choice of comment.

Brenda said...

I'm coming right over! Who cares about the cold?!

Joy in the Burbs... said...

Sounds like the perfect winter night.

Audrey said...

Sounds perfectly lovely. It's 80 degrees here today - which makes it very hard to justify staying in by the fire.

Captain Dumbass said...

6 degrees at 5:32pm with a glass of reisling waiting for bedtime and books.

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Quote of the week No. 15 : On winter

Three degrees at 10am with mist and rain drawing a veil between Carmine and the outside world.

"O Winter! ruler of the inverted year, ...
I crown thee king of intimate delights,
Fireside enjoyments, home-born happiness,
And all the comforts that the lowly roof
Of undisturb'd Retirement, and the hours
Of long uninterrupted evening, know."


William Cowper (1731 - 1800), English poet and hymn-writer.


These words about sum up the way it is here in the House on the Hill after the children are abed and safely snoozing, the woodburner is blazing, the lights are low and I have by my side a dozing kitten, a glass of Burgundy and a good book.

8 comments:

SMS said...

Ah, bliss!

LadyFi said...

So very cozy! Sums up what is best about winter.

Braja said...

Love winter and autumn poems the best...

Dave King said...

Superb choice of comment.

Brenda said...

I'm coming right over! Who cares about the cold?!

Joy in the Burbs... said...

Sounds like the perfect winter night.

Audrey said...

Sounds perfectly lovely. It's 80 degrees here today - which makes it very hard to justify staying in by the fire.

Captain Dumbass said...

6 degrees at 5:32pm with a glass of reisling waiting for bedtime and books.