Sunday, 7 December 2008

It's frosty up here

London welcomed me with open arms and warm air. The flowers burst forth with colour and sweet scents. Blue skies, erratic hot spells. There was a tangible magical euphoria everywhere. Coming from South Africa, I thought: "These fools, happy with sort sort of normal weather!" Yes, because blue skies and clear days are the norm back home. 

Now that the trees are bare, and the only decorations in the gardens are the melting diamonds in the morning, I realise why summer is such a treasure in the UK.  I now see people bundled in scarves, gloves and coats. Faces a scrunched against the wind and backs are hunched. 

Yet, I find a different sort of beauty during this season. Sure it is tempting to just stay in my cosy bed and hide from the world, but the colds air seems to invigorate me. Everything seems cleaner and I am eager to see snow. So c'mon Mother Nature, I await your winter glory. 

9 comments:

Writing for Crows said...

Whoa. I know how you feel. Enjoy every moment!

cheers. :)

Kitty Cat said...

Brrr....I'm a summer girl at heart, but snow would be awesome!

Being Brazen said...

I like cold weather and I always find snow so magical

Jennifer Shirk said...

It's cold here today, too. As much as I complain, I would miss the change of seasons. :)

Azra said...

There's nothing like waking up to a blanket of the white stuff...every car, house, bus covered with snow...and everything is white as far as your eye can see :) Expect that to happen betwen February and March...weird but it happens.

M Junaid said...

its really hot in durban at the moment

tony said...

its Bloody Freezing here in Hebden Bridge!
But,yes, Each season in each Place does have a certain magic to be found............

That Mash Guy said...

you ain't seen nothing yet, wait until February... the rain and wind will kiss you blue.

Brett said...

This is one of the reasons i love blogging, to see people different views on a familiar scene, we take our weather for granted most of the time, its so good to see it with someone elses eyes.