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A winters evening.


By dungy


It’s a strange thing really and to some an odd thing to say but winter has a lot to offer in it’s own sort of way,

It’s just gone 6pm here in dept 23 france, it’s been like a cool spring day "not “T shirt and shorts” sort of day but bright a clear sky and warm enough to wear a good gardening style of jumper while you potter about the garden,
But it’s this time of day “just going dull & you know in half an hour or so” it’ll be dark and cold,that that winters evening feel hits you.

As i walk up the track to our house i can see the soft glow of the sitting room light, Smell the wood smoke coming out of the chimney (fire’s not long been lit)

Once inside and the dogs sorted, the hat and scarf,s off and it’s about this time when i settle down with a cuppa in my favourit chair,
that you feel that special winters feel, the villager wood burner doing its job “just slowly glowing as it burns the log’s i cut 2 years ago”
And the days coming to its end,
It’s times like this when you feel good knowing its winter knowing its time to relax and also knowing this time in a few months you’ll still be in the garden enjoying the joys of early spring.

I myself really enjoy the four seasons we have and wouldnt change them “But this time of the year”
Is the time for the plans to be made for the spring gardening and what better place to make them than in front of a nice winter evening’s fire?.

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s ounds good to me dungy if only it would stop raining my veg garden isn,t as big as yours but i can not get motivated at all this time

3 Feb, 2014


You set a lovely scene dungy :) Have a cosy night in making your, I'm off to work shortly and have no cosy fire to sit beside planning for spring but even at work on a cold winter's night, I like to ponder on all the jobs in the garden I want to do.

3 Feb, 2014


sounds wonderful to me! I enjoy the chance in winter to review what went well and what didn't in the previous year, and to plan the next years planting. I spend a lot of time just looking and thinking, seeing the borders as I'd like them to be in my minds eye. If we didn't have winter then we wouldn't enjoy spring so much!

3 Feb, 2014


I agree with you. The wind is howling here and the rain has just started to pour down again ... but I feel snug sitting in this armchair by the fire (a gas fire though lol ... a wood burner is too much work for my arthritic joints!)
and I can just dream of the plans I have for the garden this summer :o)

Have a nice evening :o)

3 Feb, 2014


What a lovely atmospheric blog Dungy. I can almost smell the woodsmoke. Its far too wet here to do anything in the garden as everywhere is totally soggy, but that doesn't stop us dreaming over the catalogues...

3 Feb, 2014


Dungy what a lovely blog and a perfect winters evening by your log stove.

I so enjoyed reading and was ready turn the page to continue,have you ever thought of writing a book.You even have the title of your blog you can use.

4 Feb, 2014


What a wonderful picture you present of your winter evening by the fire.

I'm also planning for spring, but I enjoy curling up on a cold winter night, with my gardening books and dreaming of warmer days to come.

4 Feb, 2014


We're all in agreement then as I too curl up in the comfort of my armchair planning whats first on my agenda for the garden.
Things are looking up here as we have now had 3 lovely days, still too wet for doing much outside except having a wander checking the changes and smiling when more flower buds are spotted..
Lovely blog Dungy, I swear I could smell that woodsmoke.....

4 Feb, 2014

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