Tuesday, 2 April 2013

When bad weather is good weather

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!


  1. Yes indeed. One of our neighbours has a little pottery studio in her garden. I have to say that I look at it with such envy when I am out dog walking, with its light on and the cosy clutter, the gentle burble of the radio and the chimney 'smoking'. It looks so welcoming.
    That is an amazing story - I must look it up. Keep warm and keep inspired!!

  2. What a lovely glimpse into your neighbour's pottery studio!
    It is an amazing story - I'm on my second read of it!