Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Hibernation blues

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I’m very up and down at the moment and it seems to depend a lot on the weather. On Sunday, a bright day, I was chirrupping to everyone I met - “It was light at seven o’clock this morning and we are half way through the worst month of the year! Yay!”

Yesterday the sleet was back, and worse than that, the leaden grey sky. I was short of sleep and desperate. This is such a long winter. I have just looked through my February photographs for the last four years and the snowdrops were out in all of them (see below.)  This year the snowdrops are still teetering on the brink.

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Today I am starting again, determined to be cheerful, and I don’t know what the weather is like because it’s still dark. (It’s 5.36 a.m.)

And here’s my first bit of cheeriness - I’ve just found this great new blog which has a thought provoking quote or poem on every day. I like it so much I have added it to the links at the side of this page.

And here are some great photographs, taken by Isaac on the Stop the War march in London, seven years ago yesterday. For example:

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It’s a shame the man in the teacup didn’t listen.


Marilyn said...

Well, I love your cat (what an ideal sleeping place!) who reminds me so much of our beloved Rufus, who sadly died last year. I then decided to have no more pets. Two months later - found a kitten on the roadside. She is still with us - and so different to Rufus, being black and white with odd coloured eyes and a fiery temperament. (We'd be quite lost without her!)

Sue Hepworth said...

Our cat is a sweetie. The first time I met her - at the stray-cat-lady's house - she came up and licked my nose, and I knew she was the one for us.