Thursday, 24 January 2013

Snow!

Snow has fallen all over the country but here in the west of Cornwall we have had very little.Something wonderful happens when snow covers the land and all seems quiet and peaceful.Looking at snow under the moon has a special kind of magic.
I have always liked the winter world of Caspar David Friedrich,the cold romantic landscape.

Mucha's beautiful evocation of winter is personified  by a cold ,mysterious lady in white.


Here Monet captures winter around Giverny.
Sitting in our warm homes with good food and company it is easy to forget those who are outside suffering without home and comfort. Winter is beautiful but also unforgiving.
As a child I was frightened by the story of the Snow Queen and her stealing away Kai from Gerda.
 
 
I need to feel safe in winter
I love log piles and warm quilts.
I have not posted for a while because I have had no time to get away and be able to indulge myself.
My 89 yearold Mum came to stay at christmas,slipped on the stairs and will be with me until her broken arm mends. Although it has been painful for her it has also been very good for our relationship,we have talked and been close. She is doing well and has put on weight eating slow cooked winter casseroles and spicey stewed fruit ,lots of  hot milky drinks at night and has become addicted to porridge with brown sugar!
Bed now beckons so goodnight and under the quilt!!!


18 comments:

  1. What a lovely post Angela and I love all the works of art you have included. So sorry to hear about your mum and wish her a speedy recovery.
    Patricia x

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    1. Thanks Patricia. She is making good progress and is remarkable for a lady of 89 years.

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  2. Caspar David Friedrich is a new artist to me - I really love that painting. Your mum's accident has had it's positive side, she's eaten lots of good food that she probably wouldn't have bothered making for herself and you've had the pleasure of really getting close to each other. In the future you may be very thankful for these memories.

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    1. Thanks Rowan. Look him up he is a fascinating painter. You are so right about the food and the memories.

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  3. Hello Angela - I'm still quite a new follower of your blog (I was drawn by the title) and it's lovely to hear from you again. I love the pictures you've chosen - they have brightened my morning. The Caspar David Friedrich has been a very special picture for me for some time and it was a tender gift to see it again today. Blessings to you, and thank you.

    Come and see me some time...? www.antoniasferverino.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Antonia. Caspar D F is amazing ,such mystery and romanticism.
      Will see yours soon!

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  4. Lovely images, every one. You are a girl after my own heart.

    Glad Mum is on the mend, she must be very grateful that you have cared for her so well.

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    1. Thanks Kath,I must catch up with you,I have had my work cut out a bit with Mum.You will be pleased to know that tho I am not a good knitter since having to sit keeping mum company I have knitted loads of chunky knit squares for a throw!!x

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  5. I keep readying how horrid the snow is but as I live in a country that doesn't get it I think it's so pretty. I hope your mum feels better soon and it wounds like she is getting spoilt by you. Stay warm.

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    1. Hi Angela,snow is beautiful but can be inconvenient especially if you are rushing everywhere and here in Cornwall we are not that used to it and people panic!! I love it myself.
      I have a connection with Australia in that my Grandad was an ANZAC and was one of the orphans who were sent to Australia before the First World War. He love it and wanted to stay but met a girl on leave in London and she would not go with him after it was over.

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  6. You always choose such good pictures to go with your posts Angela. Glad your mum is making progress.

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  7. So do you Elaine ,I can't keep up with your lovely images.If I don't comment on all forgive me.Enjoying Caril Kline's Cottage Garden series with Mum have you caught it!x

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  8. You captured beautifully the enchantment of winter, in images and words.
    Hope your mom gets better soon, enjoy each others company.;) As they say, everything happens for a reason, glad that her injury also brought you two close.;)
    xoxo

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    1. Thanks Zuzana,I agree with you about things happening for a reason!
      Hope all is well with you and yours x

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  9. Angela, i did love your snowy post. We have had snow several times already here this year & each time i welcome it. Its an excuse to cosy down i think. I have on my list of makings one day to make a patchwork quilt, they always do look so cosy.

    Hope your dear Mom is on the mend, at least you got a chance to spoil her. x

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    1. Thank Ruthie.Mum is mending well but I am in bed with a chest infection !!!I will be up and about soon and postin I hope. Good luck withe quilt project.

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