Friday, August 5, 2011

A little break from winter

This week has been one of those glorious early spring weeks. Where, after months of bitterly cold days and below zero nights, we were finally rewarded with day after day of clear blue skies and unseasonably warm weather. Days filled with energy, because rather than the shrill sound of the alarm snapping us out of our slumber, we slowly wake naturally to sun shining through the windows. Days where scarves, coats and gloves have been put aside in favour of colourful dresses and cardigans. Days where walking has again become preferable to driving, as has ambling to rushing.

Lunch hasn’t been spent huddled up in the office next to the heater, but outside with a good book under a tree. People are smiling and laughing, the winter depression being put on hold this week in favour of kind gestures and happy conversation with strangers.

Writing isn’t been done in bed with the electric blanket on and a cup of tea; but seated in the lounge room next to the open window, or on the balcony soaking up the sun. And while electric blankets and tea are wonderful, there is nothing quite like fresh air and sunshine to get those creative juices flowing.

Phones have been buzzing, as a night spent curled up at home has become less appealing than going on night-time adventures under the Cheshire Cat moon.

While this is a temporary set-back in winter’s path, one that will be over in a matter of days, my oh my but wasn’t it needed. Suddenly spring doesn’t seem that far off. Winter doesn’t seem so endless anymore. And we have been jolted out of our seasonal depression just long enough to realise how much there is to look forward to in the second half of the year.


xoxo


ps. thank you all so so much for your lovely comments on my last post, you have no idea how much it means to me.

20 comments:

ellie's desk said...

Sounds so lovely. Great you are getting to soak up some sun. We had such a cold spring, here in the mid-west states. Since I'm from Nebraska..we are slap dab in the heartland.

Suddenly, its turned into a humid world that just won't let go. Honestly, I'm ready for fall. As much as I had more than enough snow this year, I'm beginning to miss it.

lucy and sarah said...

Those days sound so wonderful. I loved the rhythm of your words. I'm glad you are enjoying it. Hope you have a wonderful weekend too.

All the best on your writing, too.

demie said...

... while here we come closer to automn day after day - gosh! summerdays are so few up here ... love from norway : )

Hazel said...

As much as I love the sun and heat, Autumn will still always be my favourite season :)

The Book Florist said...

Would you believe it - I actually sweat today? I was in the sun and instead of turning up my jacket collar against the biting icy wind, I actually sweat. Perhaps not the most pleasant of reminders that it is going to be alright, but certainly a reminder of sorts. Isn't it lovely? I'm glad you're enjoying it too. Take care!

Anna said...

It always feels weird when you lot down under talk about the seasons and we're experiencing the opposite. It seems so strange for it to be winter in July and summer in December, it makes my head go funny! Lovely words tho my lovely. Enjoy your little premature spring.
X

Eleanor at Mirror Of My World said...

ahh i love sunshiney days and walking bare feet n sitting down to write. ive missed your blogging! :) lovely post xxx

Meher said...

I know how you feel. The sun finally came out today after days of raining here. Though I'm not sure if I like either of them.

Alex said...

I just cannot imagine Australia being cold! In my mind, it is always sunny and hot.

Bonnie said...

I miss winter and spring. Summer is too hot for me.
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Tuesdai Noelle said...

I think I'm waiting on Fall...

Summer has been VERY uncomfortable and stressful, well, weather wise--the season itself has been very eventful!

Ashley said...

This is so cute and well-written, my dear :)

And I love it when walking becomes preferable to driving!

kimbirdy said...

oh i love that feeling of spring after the cold winter. even if winter isn't over yet, you can feel the winds of sweet change in the air. i find it to be so inspiring and motivating.

Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies said...

I do love the random days of winter when spring seems to poke through. It always reminds me that sunshine and warmth is just around the corner.

*Erin

Deidre said...

Yes! it has been a little snap shot into spring hasn't it?

Kacey Hayes said...

I second the sunny, hot picture of Australia- it's prominent in my mind as well! It's neat to think of it in a new way. I love the idea of reading under a tree :) you're such a good writer.

keishua said...

wow...that sounds lovely. I need a little break from summer. it's crazy hot over here. I am so glad that you are having such a good week.
peace

Brandi {not your average ordinary} said...

Spring will be here before you know it. But this post just reminded me that I need to get out there and enjoy summer and fall before winter sneaks up on me here.

Red Boots said...

I love your description of spring! And while you are eagerly awaiting spring, I'm eagerly awaiting the start of autumn! Our summer this year has been so wet and miserable, that at least with autumn you expect a bit of rain, so are less likely to feel disappointed by the weather! And it's cold enough to wear coats and scarves and boots, rather than summer clothes with waterproof jackets (so depressing!).xx

Victoria said...

Oh I always forget that Australia has it's winter while we enjoy summer here ^^ Hope it's not tooo cold ! :P