Monday, 20 January 2014

Longing........



When summer is nearing it's end, I am most definitely ready to don my Autumnal gear. I look forward to the change in the season. I look forward to the morning 'nip' in the air on the school walks. I look forward to the boot wearing, the scarf wearing, the layer wearing. I look forward to the smell of the dew filled mornings, and the damp woody bonfire days. Morning frosts thrill me, and cracking iced over puddles still never gets dull. I look forward to it all.



But at this moment in time, I am done with it all. Enough is enough now. I'm bored.....i'm cold.....i'm always getting soaked.....i'm fed up with looking like a Michelin man/bag lady. I'm grumpy, i'm sludgy, i'm lacklustre, and I need some oooomph.



I want sun and a little heat



 I want shoots to burst through the ground



I want to open my windows and doors to the day





I want to have my morning coffee sitting outside my back step before the rest of the house has woken





I want to feel warmth on my skin





I want to sip chilled drinks and love cold salads





I want to sit on a rug and enjoy a relaxing picnic





I want to smell freshly cut grass and enjoy blooming roses





I want it all........I am totally ready for it






I want to read outdoors on a blanket






I want Light filled days





I want colour









I want late evening walks




I want to spend hours outside







I want to feel uplifted









Go away grey and come bathe me in golden light


(ahhhhhhh this was needed today. If I cannot get the sun and the heat I am craving at the moment, then past photos of it will do the job for now)
xxx

48 comments:

  1. That was lovely! I know exactly how you feel. I am originally from Atlanta in the US, and I find these long, long UK winters very hard to take. Maybe I better get outside and get whatever light I can today, but I loved your pics, particularly the one with the picnic and berries. Ooooohhh, berries................

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  2. OH .....me too!
    Hope you get a little sunshine this week
    love Jooles x x x

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  3. Ohhh so do I! I want it all ... thanks for bringing a lot of sunshine into a Blue Monday! Won't be long now, hopefully ...

    Love Claire xxx

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  4. I'll be honest I want all those things too but I want some snow first ... I know, I know I'm nuts

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  5. Thank you for your post! For the wonderful photos!
    together ... we wait heat and sun)))

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  6. I'm in total agreement with you. We saw the sun yesterday and sat outside for nearly an hour just breathing in the fresh air, talking, and enjoying the fact the sky wasn't grey. Today, back to routine, and a sick husband, who is poorly in bed. Wishing the sun would come out in my life too!

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  7. Wow - that was gorgeous! I know how you feel but with our long Canadian winters I'm not likely to experience any of that anytime soon! Thanks for the lovely post:)

    Jenn @JennsCraftyWorld

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  8. Beautiful post! (We are in the middle of a heatwave in Johannesburg, SA - I would gladly swap you some sunshine for a bit of rain!) Would be wonderful if we could do a weather swap like we do a square swap!

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  9. Oh thank you for the lovely photos, and yes, I want some sunny warmth too... enough of the damp methinks. xx

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  10. Lovely, lovely images.....colour, light, warmth! Thank you :) x

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  11. Wonderful photos, I can feel the warm sun! We had a lovely walk in the woods yesterday, beautiful sunny day, but now I long for summer even more! I'd be happy with a little springtime blossom at the very least...Chrissie x

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  12. Yes. That's all. Just yes! x

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  13. I totally hear you. once Christmas is finished I'm ready for a bit of colour & light...roll on Springtime
    Nicky
    x

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  14. Lovely pictures...you had me too there...I could feel the warmth from your cheery pictures, when I am on a downer! please come over to my house and fill my world with pretty pictures and well enjoy a cuppa together...I love springtime...its not long now sweetie...lighter nights always brings more motivation ans Oomph :)

    Loves ya x

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  15. Beautiful, uplifting images once again. And all I can do is sigh...and say...'me too!'
    Tania x

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  16. We are ill and I am with you. It has been so grey here. Not even a sunny cold wintery day. It gets so hot in the summer here. I wish you could hop on a bus and visit and pick fruit in our garden, just for a day. You'd love it.
    Your house looks so beautiful though. I hope your pretty things, fairy lights and treats put a little light in your heart. I seem to be hiding under quilts a lot watching history documentaries!
    Sending smiles. XXX

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  17. Such lovely photos to lift the spirits and I especially love the birdie clothespegs! I hope it's not too long before you get all your 'wants'. Have a good week.
    Jane x

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  18. Beautiful ,Beautiful. Photos, lovely post....

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  19. I absolutely agree! I love all the images, they have cheered me up. I'm cold and longing for sun, light and warmth and to top it all have my hand in plaster! Enjoy your week, love Jane x

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  20. Could not stop staring( ok, I stopped long enough to comment..lol)
    At the lantern with the blue sky in the background. Ever since a HUGE gray building
    Was built behind my apartment I get almost no sun now..Kinda forgot what the sky
    Looked like until I saw your picture. Just like Priddy Priddy, as soon as Christmas is over,
    I start decorating for Spring. Thanks for the pictures:)

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  21. I whenever visit your blog, I feel Spring..

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  22. good idea to lift up your mood!!!! ;oD
    xxxxx Ale

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  23. Lovely post, lovely photographs and I agree with it all!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  24. lovely, thank you, I'm feeling a little trudgy in my winter life right now! Heather x

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  25. Just what I needed on this cold damp morning when the temperature has dropped drastically! Thank you Vanessa - as always!

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  26. yes January is always a cold grey gloomy depressing month..........your photos cheered me up!

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  27. you feel me colur~ i love youuuuuuu xxxxx

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  28. on an ipad and it auto corrected me wrongly! 'fill' and 'colour' x

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  29. also helps if i add ' you fill me with colour'... oh dear long day!! haha x

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  30. I want it too! All of it! :-)


    Madelief x

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  31. I hear you sister!!! We are going to get snow here in the US tomorrow... I am so done with snow and cold... I want the warm, spring sun on my face... :)

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  32. Thank you for sharing such gorgeous images and for warming up a bitterly cold day for me too! Looking forward to sunny days and flower filled gardens again!
    Helen xx

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  33. I hear you. It's summer and SO hot here (Australia) right now. I want what you want too. But I need to heat to subside by about 15 degrees to enjoy it! Jane x

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  34. Lovely pictures, now I'm longing for warmth and sunshine and flowers too. And you've reminded me how much I love that stunning crochet blanket. It really is beautiful.

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  35. Your photography is stunning - you have a great eye for a beautiful photo and great styling skills.
    Maria x

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  36. Could. Not. Agree. More. So over this. Ugh. I just layzed about all day feeling blah. Can't wait for spring!!!

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  37. Amen to all of the above. Stunning photos to tide us over

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  38. I know exactly how you feel. But spring is very short where I live and it feels like it's over in a flash. I hope it lasts longer this year.

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  39. Give me the light!!!! I haven't been blogging in weeks because of lack of energy. Every time I turn on my computer my last post, 10 days ago, laughs me in the face as a reminder and I feel guilty. But I just don't have it in me when it is grey grey grey, cold, cold cold and rainy, rainy, rainy... I am so with you. Give me the light back. The sun. The warm breeze. Wiggling my toes on my stone path. Hanging laundry outside. I am so done with this so called winter...
    xxx
    Annette

    PS Beautiful shots as always. Is that your living room, the shot of the couch, crochet pillow and laced cupboard in the background? Looks lovely! What a dream. :D

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  40. Oh - thank you! I needed that too!! It's so foggy here in Hampshire this morning, I practically needed fog lights to see my way to Flora Puddleduck's house, when I opened her hutch for her. I'm totally sick of all this rain. Having said all that - did you catch last night's sunset? We were driving home from Salisbury as the sun was setting - a huge glowing orb in the west - and the clouds caught the last of the rays turning the whole world pink. It was remarkable. Spring won't be long, my bulbs are already well up for the change in season!

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  41. I feel the same Vanessa. By the time Autumn approaches I can't wait to wear cozy warm clothes but then I get very fed up of winter especially in January and February and long for spring with its lovely longer days and warmer temperatures. This year I feel the winter has been milder than the last one, though and thus I fear we will have a horrible February.... oh no!!!
    Can't wait to see the flowers outside as well as inside.... that lavender field in your photo is gorgeous, can you imagine how lovely it must smell over there??? It must be intoxicating....
    Have a lovely day, Pati x

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  42. Me too Me too!
    how lovely are those colours?
    and the light...oh the light... I forget how good the light and sun can make us feel...
    bestest daisy j x

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  43. You couldn't have put it better! xxx

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  44. Yes, yes, I want all this too! Along with everyone else here.......
    What a glorious post of colourfulness! Thanks for sharing all these lovely bright and cheerful photos to remind us of what is, hopefully, to come!
    Roll on Spring!
    Gill xx

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  45. me toooooo, to all of the above
    fee xxxx

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  46. Me thinks you need a holiday in the sun ;-) Winter will be over soon, so try to enjoy the crisp blue mornings (when we get them) and snuggling under blankets :-)

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  47. Such gorgeous pics .... I am intoxicated by colours in profusion, aren't you? Here in Randburg in South Africa we are having cooler weather and lovely rain and thunderstorms after a spell of extremely hot and unpleasant weather (for me anyway!)
    Pat x (sunshineandasewingbasket@blogspot.com) ..... we have such a lot a sunshine here, very lucky!

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