07 October 2008

Seasonal Murmurings

Why did it look so cold this morning, when I looked out of the window, and yet was so mild outside when I went to work?

After yesterday's frost in the morning, and having to scrape ice off the car before I could drive to work, it seems bizarre that today looked just as cold, but you could walk outside without a coat (well only if it isn't raining your way).

I like the changes in the weather, like the leaves turning red in the low Autumn sun, I even like the chill in the morning air to remind me that soon it will be winter and the trees will soon shed their leaves which will silence the feet walking across them; unless we have ice and frosts which will make them like crisp papers being rustled.

The sleepfulness of winter will then take over, sending nature into hibernation. Other than us and the birds, everything is still and serene until it is time to waken once more with Spring's joyful notes.

4 comments:

Kathy G said...

This time of year, it's really hard to know how to dress. I wore shorts Sunday and it was fine; the same shorts on Monday weren't enough.

My closet is crowded with both short-sleeved and long-sleeved shirts, the last capris of summer and sweatpants.

Rae!xx said...

That's the worst of this time of year, heating on, heating off, clothes on, clothes off.

I have had a hot water bottle on my back all day for the pain but I have had to mvoe it now because I am sweating cobs..xx

The W.O.W. factor said...

I love your words! ..."the sleepfulness of winter..." They make Winter sound not quite so cruel.
We haven't had to scrape ice yet..but I know it's just around the corner...
Stay warm! Snuggle with a good book and cup of tea!
~Hugs~ and again, I am so happy for you and SOH!
Barb

Janet said...

I am going to print this out and put it on my wall because I truly hate winter (my RA doesn't do well in cold weather), but you write so beautifully that you make it sound magic.