Sunday, 28 October 2007

Winter time

The clocks were put back an hour last night which makes it the end of British Summer Time. As the days get darker and winter approaches, the countryside and the garden seems to be slowing down and I think I must be slowing down too. The days pass and I don't seem to have completed all the things I'd planned. Perhaps I am programmed to hibernate in the winter.

As the days shorten, I am letting the chickens out of the hen house later and they are roosting much earlier. They now spend more time sleeping than they spend awake and active, perhaps thats what we should all do in winter.

The past week has been half-term here so it has been an ideal time to be lazy. I enjoy the break from taking to and from schools and packing lunches.

These pictures were taken on a visit to my brother and his family this weekend. Although the weather was a bit dismal and dull there was still a lot of autumn colour to admire before we get properly into winter time.


Jessica at Bwlchyrhyd said...

Are those sloes I see? :)

Heather L. said...

Love the beautiful pictures!

willow said...

Yes Jessica there were loads of them. There seem to be two varieties, these were slightly bigger and didn't have that whitish bloom that sloes usually have. We picked both and the sloe gin will be just about ready for Christmas.

Moonroot said...

Great pictures! And I must say, hibernation sometimes feels like an appealing option.

Rowan said...

Lovely peaceful post and pictures, the autumn colours are so beautiful.
How lucky you were to be able to see Ray Mears, I really enjoy his programmes and wish I had some of the skills that he's learned. As you say, the people who still live using the old ways are in tune with the natural world in a way the so-called civilized Western world can never be. It's so sad that thanks to our 'civilizing' influence they too are losing the skills and mindset that makes them so special.