Saturday, March 1, 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014
There are still photos that I never got around to sharing with all of you. Winter arrived and has had us in it's icy grip for so long now. So for a change from winter here is a few late-autumn photos from last fall for you all. Lots of yellow and brown, but, oh so pretty.
There was a good harvest this past Autumn. Thinking back on it, I feel like it was so far away, yet at the same time, not so far away. Spring is just around the corner and there is a new planting season coming up. I am ddefinitely looking forward to the arrival of warm weather!
Monday, December 9, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
Monday, November 18, 2013
"People speak of the way in which harp-playing sets off a graceful figure; spinning is almost as becoming an employment. A woman stands at the great wool-wheel, one arm extended, the other holding the thread, her head thrown back to take in all the scope of her occupation; or if it is the lesser spinning wheel for flax (and it was this that Sylvia moved forwards to-night) the pretty sound of the buzzing, whirring motion, the attitude of the spinner, foot and hand alike engaged in the business - the bunch of gay coloured ribbon that ties the bundle of flax on the rock - all make it into a picturesque piece of domestic business that may rival harp-playing any day for the amount of softness and grace which it calls out."
~Excerpt taken from Sylvia's Lovers by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell.