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Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Climb every ... outcrop

Yet another bright, shiny autumn day, with a cautionary snap in the air at sunrise and sunset. Edna, our wood-fired cucina economica is lit briefly every evening now.


Each school day, Jakob! Lord of Misrule and I wander about a bit in the woods, having dropped the offspring off. We start in the mixed woodlands that have taken over almost completely the gardens and meadows of a former age, and rise through the silver birches and ferns to some granite outcrop or other, overlooking either the lake or the mountains or both. Here are only the hardy wind-blown shrubs like broom, juniper (berries pocketed when ripe) and heather, with lichen and some moss on the rocks. Brushing through the heather, with its stubborn little flowers, I think tenacity and perseverance - a useful thought some days.

3 comments:

jane ward said...

Sounds lovely Louise, I can just imagine it, and It's great to know in Italy you too are needing the heating on!

V. said...

Oh but Louise, those were always among your many good qualities!

ladyfi said...

Heather is lovely - both literally and figuratively. Minus 2 C here last night. Shivering this morning and hoping the house is going to warm up soon...

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Climb every ... outcrop

Yet another bright, shiny autumn day, with a cautionary snap in the air at sunrise and sunset. Edna, our wood-fired cucina economica is lit briefly every evening now.


Each school day, Jakob! Lord of Misrule and I wander about a bit in the woods, having dropped the offspring off. We start in the mixed woodlands that have taken over almost completely the gardens and meadows of a former age, and rise through the silver birches and ferns to some granite outcrop or other, overlooking either the lake or the mountains or both. Here are only the hardy wind-blown shrubs like broom, juniper (berries pocketed when ripe) and heather, with lichen and some moss on the rocks. Brushing through the heather, with its stubborn little flowers, I think tenacity and perseverance - a useful thought some days.

3 comments:

jane ward said...

Sounds lovely Louise, I can just imagine it, and It's great to know in Italy you too are needing the heating on!

V. said...

Oh but Louise, those were always among your many good qualities!

ladyfi said...

Heather is lovely - both literally and figuratively. Minus 2 C here last night. Shivering this morning and hoping the house is going to warm up soon...