Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Winter Is Icumen In...

If you've never read poet Ezra Pound's irreverent take on the medieval poem "Summer is icumen in" you should! It always cracks me up and summarizes nicely my own feelings about the season. Except for December and the days leading up to Christmas of course.
We got our first real snowfall yesterday and it's beautiful and Merry Christmassy. Here is the garden in winter mode:
 There is much brush needing to be cleared around it that I never got to during this incredibly hectic fall. And though a rest from garden work is nice, looking at this just makes me sad! I look forward to spring already. Here's a look at more snowiness by the house:
Erg, the season of shoveling, sloppiness and frigid cold (our highs are supposed to be in the 20s this weekend!)
But spread beneath the Christmas tree, those harbingers of hope, the new seed catalogues! This is the first time in five years I haven't sat down to devour them as soon as each one arrived. I just haven't had the time and likely won't until after the 25th. So my annual seed orders will be placed a little later than usual this year.
Something to look forward to in the quiet days that follow the holidays!


  1. The snow scene is beautiful! It is really cold here too and I have only received one seed catalog so far which I may not get to look at till after Christmas! Then we can dream! Merry Christmas! Nancy

    1. Merry Christmas to you too Nancy! I imagine you have a lot to keep you busy too at this time of year. Stay warm!