Weather Interruption

by Julie Gibbons on December 7, 2010

icy snow pic

Snow, glorious snow …

Isn’t it beautiful in its icy form? This was on the top of our favourite coal bing, turned into community woodland/pet cemetary, today. Fascinating …

So much doom and gloom presented with the chaos caused by the weather in Scotland this last week. It’s such a shame. I know it causes great problems for many, not many people lucky enough to work from home as we are.

How for granted do we take free travel? I certainly wouldn’t have liked to be out on the roads yesterday… Like I mentioned earlier this year, I believe if you listen to the weather, there’s a great deal to be learnt. Trouble is, most of us don’t live a lifestyle where we can take time to listen. But I’m hearing and seeing a lot more of us who can and do (not least you, Amy Palko).

Nature is powerful, is she not? At this time of darkness (which I love so much – do you?) there comes this dangerous, powerfully unstoppable white force that holds sway over much. It brings with it a signal to simplify, slow down and retreat. I’m so happy for it. Being out in it today, this is what we were faced with on our usual walk:

Glorious, huh? I drank it in … and it filled up my soul until I was overflowing with light. I can’t find the words to describe just how glorious it was to be trudging about in this. The temperature was minus 11 Centigrade, the snow was knee deep (in the good bits) and the sun was, well it wasn’t beating down – but it was glowing. And now I am, too :) Puccini’s Greatest Hits and a bellyful of scalding tea and I realised I didn’t want to deal with anything I had planned on today’s task list.

It’s easy to get caught up in the inconvenience of it all, I know. In all the “I need to”, “but I should”, “I have to” thoughts. My guess is that most of those really aren’t deal breakers. As for my task list. I’ll get to to it. That guide I was writing for you about enjoying an Organikal yuletide? It might be later than planned. You see, I’m retreating a little.

Best laid plans, well… some of them may have to wait. Here’s the back garden after yesterday’s latest snowfall. Yes, the collapsed polytunnel is under there somewhere ;)

snowy back garden

We’re expected our veg box delivery a day later this week. There wasn’t any last week, so we surely aren’t taking that delivery and the folk at Grow Wild that work so hard to get it to us for granted. Stay safe out there, won’t you?

snowy hill

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Jackie Walker December 7, 2010 at 6:50 pm

I too just love that like magic, the to-do list disappears, supposedly must attend appointments are things of the past and still the world turns! What do we do to ourselves normally?

The snow is just glorious even although it’s a pain in the behoochie when essentials are missing – things like basic food, heat and access to health care are all I can really come up with.

My world is as sparkly as yours today :)


Julie Gibbons December 7, 2010 at 7:10 pm

Sparkly is wonderful, isn’t it? Thanks for sharing Jackie :)


Joanna Paterson December 8, 2010 at 10:23 am

Julie, you’ve captured that feeling of awe so well..

…it filled up my soul until I was overflowing with light…

Beautiful :-)


Susi December 13, 2010 at 1:46 pm

OH went for a walk up “the bing” at the end of the first week of snow. He got a few cracking pictures. Just need to get him to stick them on his wee blog!


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