Monday, November 30, 2009

Winter skies, bears and things..............

The beginning of a new week and lots of things to do.
As mentioned previously this square of houses has been empty for some time before being purchased by a developer and re-vamped for rental. The street lights do not work and it is quite dark at night as we are rather out in the country. This past week we had some half hearted workmen making an attempt to get the lights working. They would appear to have given up with some of them but this one which stands all on its own and nowhere near a house, is now permanently working. Megan pointed out that it looks rather like the lamp post at Lantern Waste in Narnia, sort of out in the middle of nowhere!


The days are getting shorter with icy cold winds blowing across the fens. The late afternoon sky and sunset are sometimes quite beautiful and I braved the arctic winds to take these pictures at the end of the road.


This is a very typical English winter countryside scene, green meadows with bare trees. With all the rain this past few week our back garden is even more like glue than ever, thank goodness we are not in a low lying section of the town, I noticed a lot of the meadows are quite under water. It is funny to see ducks swimming around in the deep puddles. We are feeling the cold a little more than the locals, most probably will take some time for our thin African blood to be able to withstand the cold here. However, we colonial types are after all, quite tough.
On Saturday night we once again braved the inclement weather and ventured into Ramsey for the official switching on of the Christmas lights. I think the entire town was there for the event which included a street market, funfair and a fireworks display!
Finally this is my completed Wyatt bear, dressed in his knitted combinations and holding his cardi. I used a mixture of yarns to make this outfit, fine wool in cream trimmed with blue flower thread. The flower thread is actually a little thinner possibly not a good choice to use with the other yarn but it turned out reasonably well and this little boy is now on e-bay.

Have a good week, more bears and pictures later in the week.
I almost forgot to share something I found on the internet (where else?). For those of us who studied Latin at school and for the over used credit cards at this time of the year

Veni, Vidi, Visa.................... I came, I saw, I purchased.

Winter came down to our home one night
Quietly pirouetting in on silvery-toed slippers of snow,
And we, we were children once again.
~Bill Morgan, Jr.

5 comments:

Cheryl said...

What a lovely post, Wendy! I LOVE Wyatt--what a sweetheart! I also enjoyed how your blog is all decked out for the holidays--it looks great.
Heaps of Hugs,
Cheryl
Bingle Bears

ginger@bearbits said...

I enjoy seeing these photos of where other artists live. It broadens one's perspective. Thanks for the details and the photos. It's very interesting. By the way, I would love to be able to knit like that - so fine and so sweet.

Southern Bears said...

Hi Wendy, no surprise - Wyatt is lovely and his outfit ... absolutely designer. I received notification this afternoon to collect Amelia at the Post Office. Poor little girl has been sitting there since 25 November. To be expected ... this is Africa after all. I'll let you know as soon as I have collected her tomorrow afternoon. Can't wait to meet her.

Pat xx

Southern Bears said...

Hi Wendy, no surprise - Wyatt is lovely and his outfit ... absolutely designer. I received notification this afternoon to collect Amelia at the Post Office. Poor little girl has been sitting there since 25 November. To be expected ... this is Africa after all. I'll let you know as soon as I have collected her tomorrow afternoon. Can't wait to meet her.

Pat xx

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