Tuesday, 30 April 2013
Sunday, 21 April 2013
A week of windy days. Windy outside, causing the daffodils to turn and stretch almost down to the ground. Windy inside at my painting desk too where a tiny boat is trying to sail the wind-tossed seas.
Tuesday, 2 April 2013
Some snippets from conversations I have heard lately:
Where is the Spring?
It's been a long Winter.
That's a skinny breeze.
I normally have my windows and curtains washed before Easter, but this year the weather....
There's no growth. The field is too wet to get the tractor into it.
This weather would put years on you!
Still though, this spell of Wintry weather is very good weather for painting. Snow and rain outside make for perfect sitting at my painting desk conditions. And this unseasonal weather is also very apt for reading Endurance, true story of survival. 28 men (among them Irishman Tom Crean) drifting, after their boat was crushed by ice, for over a year on the unknown, ice-packed Antarctic seas with no way of contacting the outside world. Very inspiring story of how they overcame seemingly unsurmountable obstacles.
It makes this present cold spell seem not too bad after all!