How do you feel when you wake up to the sound of that wintery silence outside and you just know before you get out of bed, that there is a layer of snow on the ground? Does it make you want to shoot back under the covers and wrap them tightly around your neck. Or like me does it make you want to jump up with childish glee, get yourself suitably attired and dash out before it all disappears.
We have had a few snowfalls already in the Peak District, but this morning has got to be the deepest snow I have seen in a long time. There was at least 5 inches if not more in places, and the world could not have looked a more beautiful place. It was as if i’d opened the door to the wardrobe and stepped into Narnia. Now where is Mr Tumnus?
Of course I had to grab my camera, and with Jess wagging her tail beside me, we were off (that is once I had tested a handful of that lovely white snow to see if it was ‘building quality’ or just powdery white dust). Nothing disappoints me more than a white world covered in snow that isnt up to making a snowman. Thankfully every time we have had snow so far it has been of a good quality, and the first time round resulted in what I think is the best snowman I’ve ever had the joy of building.
You have to admit he turned out to be a pretty handsome fella, although the hat could make you think otherwise. I was happy to lend it to him as it was one of the many hats that I thought looked great on in the shop, but once home was put in the cupboard and never worn….when will I learn!
Anyway back to this morning and Narnia. Everything was covered in a beautiful soft white blanket and the reflection of the sunlight on the snow was so bright that I was thankful for reaction lenses. I have an idea! Why dont you put on your bobble hat and scarf and join me on my walk.
Brrrrr well I don’t know about you but I know I need to get indoors, get my wellies off and snuggle up with a mug of hot chocolate. All this talk about Narnia and snow has made me want to search out my copy of The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe and settle down for a cosy afternoon of reading.
I do hope you enjoyed our wintery walk and maybe it brought a little cheer to an otherwise ‘Covid’ restricted day. I feel so very thankful at the moment that I am still living in a place where I can safely go out and get some exercise and fresh air. I am very aware that I am one of the lucky ones and my heart is constantly with those whose lives are painfully restricted, as we continue to make our way through a difficult time.
Thinking of you all, stay strong and healthy.
Kindness is like snow- It beautifies everything it covers.
Snow provokes responses that reach right back to childhood.
I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.” And when they wake up in the summer, Kitty, they dress themselves all in green, and dance about–whenever the wind blows.
Lewis Carol, “Through the Looking Glass”
Love Alison x