As of last week we find ourselves in the grip of winter. The temperatures have plummeted, wild winds and rain intermittently lash the landscape and the sky seems permanently set to a dead grey tone. The first snow has daubed the mountaintops in the distance. Our wood burner has been pressed into use and already I am warily eyeing our diminishing wood stack.
Come the cold, dark winter evenings (and days, given half a chance!) I like nothing more than curling up on the sofa in front of the fire. I eat more and I sleep more. I like to think that my hibernatory tendencies reflect a life lived in harmony with nature rather than innate laziness and (further proof?) I tend to get prickly about it if anyone says otherwise.
Just occasionally though, I dare to venture out even on the stormiest of days. It can be worth taking a break from battening down the hatches and recharging my batteries just to be awed by the sheer force and exhilarating beauty of nature when roused.
This post is in response to the prompt at this week’s Gallery. Click the badge below to visit more gallery posts on the theme of nature