Well, it’s been bloomin’ freezin’! We’ve had snow in Durham for well over two weeks now, and the big defrost started yesterday. I’m now no longer looking forward to walking the dog, as he runs frantically through the mud. It was much more fun in the snow.
At the moment, the dog isn’t getting any walks anyway, after eating almost an entire large box of rabbit food, and keeping us up every two hours during the night with various antics enough to disturb my mind for weeks… No walkies is his punishment for the day. It’s his birthday tomorrow (2 years of being with us!), so I’ll have to be nice to him then.
Usually, the long nights and short days of winter, the lack of living things outside and chilly weather doesn’t affect me too much, but since our trip to Australia in December, it has affected me more than before. I love snow, but I’m longing for Spring. Longing for the snowdrops and crocuses and narcissi and muscari and buds and blooms and the colour green.
So, to keep me (and you) going, here’s a collection of ‘winter warmers’ pictures. Colours this winter season, before I start posting pictures of buds, and blooms and storks and babies and other things associated with Spring. These are things that have made me happy this winter.
Chilli hot chocolate! Or, just hot chocolate in general. And hot water bottles. My mother-in-law ate this chilli whole. I am in amazement.
Colourful coats! Another great way of feeling happy in Winter. How cute is this family? They were thrilled when I sent them this picture after we had pancakes together last week.
Sunny weather on Saturday! Oh, the colour of blue sky! This photo was from my phone, so not the best in quality. This photo also makes me happy, because in this spot just an hour later, two of my good friends got engaged. Ahh! Winter warmer.
A two-year-old’s birthday party. Now, if that isn’t a place to see colour in winter, I know of no other! It was manic!
What was especially warming about this colourful birthday party, was it was for two young ladies who I photographed over a year ago. It was so sweet seeing them again, watching how they’ve grown and how their characters are coming out. Hilarious little girls! You can see those photoshoots here:
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