Friday, February 9, 2007

Winter Thoughts

“Many of the phenomena of Winter are suggestive of an inexpressible tenderness and fragile delicacy.” Henry David Thoreau.

The sight of fresh snow in the morning always makes me feel like a child again. On Thursday morning the mucky grey streets of North London were coated in pure white. Bright daylight. Clear cold air. Bare tree branches and leaves rimmed with snow. Hard edges and roof lines softened. School-released children sledging on Hampstead Heath. Drizzle by afternoon. Slush on street corners.


Dr Michelle Tempest said...

Really liked your winter thoughts - very poetic language. Great blog! Michelle

James Cheah said...

Thoreau indeed Mr Ellis... 'tis tender times up north - I look forward to the next instalment....