A glance out the window this morning as I got up saw the garden covered in a frosted mantle of white . . . sparking glitter glass . . . each branch and errant leaf and twig, blade and seed pod seemingly dusted with shards of candied sugar . . .
So beautiful to the eye.
The magic lies in what is not seen by the eye . . . the roots and bulbs waiting their hour beneath all the crystal lace which gilds the surface just a few inches above where they lay asleep . . .
The ground beneath is already pregnant with potential life . . . under this sheath of crystal ice lies all the glory of the spring and summer to come . . .
The blue steeples of the delphinium, crimson poppies and pink peonies . . . the lupins of May and the roses of June . . . they sleep and wait . . .
This shroud of glass they wear at the moment . . . it is no shroud of death that wraps the silent garden that sleeps.
A warm feathery eiderdown devised by Nature for her own secret purposes . . .
Tree has blossomed overnight . . . each twig frozen and garlanded with crystal sprays that sparkle in the light of sun . . . like precious jewels. Each sprig and leaf tipped with buds of rime . . .
Winter's strange burgeonings . . . as beautiful and as lovely as the tender buds of a springtime display of flowering plum . . . or the cherry petal snow of May . . .
And on the frosted panes I can trace with fingertip, where silver branches interlace and twine together . . . a fairy orchard white with frost, embossed on pane of glass . . . here but for a moment, and then in the next . . . gone . . .
Was it ever really here . . .
It's Joshie's Birthday today! Happy Birthday Josh! Josh is my middle son's middle son! That has to be lucky! Out of all my grandchildren, he is the only ginger in the bunch. I am sure it is the Scottish in him, as well his paternal grandfather is a ginger and there was always ginger in my ex husbands moustache so there is a recessive ginger gene there. All I know is he is a delightful little boy and I love to facetime with him! I can't wait to hear if he liked his pressie ot not!
A thought to carry with you through today . . .
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In The English Kitchen today. Hot Cocoa Cookies. Oh boy, these are good. Like cookie brownies topped with more chocolate and a melted marshmallow cloud. Yum!
Have a blessed Sunday! Stay safe and stay warm. Don't forget!
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And I do too!