snowy days

The LeyYesterday morning the snow from Monday still lay on the ground.

heart shaped puddles

In the afternoon we made snowmen and threw snowballs. We walked across ice capped puddles along the track to the adventure playground where we jumped, climbed and swung with nobody around but us. By the end of the day there was a heap of wet wellington boots, hats, gloves and coats and a roomful of bodies sprawled in front of the fire. There was lots of laughter and a great deal of noise.

snow throne

This morning though I feel like the snow throne that stands in the middle of the lawn looking sad and lonely as it slowly melts in the sunshine. The house is quiet and still, as suitcases packed, the guests have departed, homeward bound for the heat of the Sydney summer after nearly four weeks of European winter. But hey ho, we’ve had the shortest day so it’ll soon be spring.

6 thoughts on “snowy days

  1. Thomasina Tittlemouse says:

    I sympathise very much – I always feel strangely bereft after having a houseful of people even though I like being on my own and having the space back. Plan the next visit is my solution! Snowmen are quintessentially lonely in my book and seeing them melting slowly away alongside a suddenly empty house would instil serious tearfulness in me. I suspect you are made of stronger stuff but I send you a hug anyway. E x

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    • Anne @GtSlamseysFarm says:

      Thank you Elizabeth. Tears were averted this morning by a quick drop off at the airport with a parking warden patrolling close by but a bit of a sniff when I got home! You’re right – I need to start planning.

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