‘O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind?’ Percy Bysshe Shelley.

20 Jun

Stories from my Sketchbook . . .

Every year I look forward to the cooler months of autumn and winter.   As we come to the end of another long hot summer I always start to think how nice it is going to be when the temperature drops a little and I will able to get back into wearing something ‘with sleeves’ . . . and the girls and I will be able to go for longer walks again without fear of Molly ‘overheating’ (and me having to carry her home) . . . and we can spend our evenings cuddled up on the couch together, all warm and snug in front of the heater . . . 

And then the cooler weather finally does come in, and I pull all my jumpers, jackets and scarves out of the wardrobe, and the air is crisp and clean and fresh, and it’s great.  For about a week.  And then I start to remember that I never actually really liked the cold weather much.  (Or ever.)  I have even moved cities (and countries) because I didn’t like the winters.  Sigh.

But there’s always a silver lining.  Tomorrow is the winter solstice (Australian Eastern time)—the shortest day of the year.  Yay!  That means it is downhill now all the way to Spring . . .

So until then I am going to do as my Maudie does—find a cosy spot (and my own hot water bottle) and hunker down to wait for the return of the warmer months.

It’ll be nice to not have to wear ‘sleeves’ again . . .


Posted by on June 20, 2017 in Uncategorized


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4 responses to “‘O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind?’ Percy Bysshe Shelley.

  1. stevetalbot51

    June 25, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Excellent sketch Sal 🙂


  2. Judy

    June 21, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    You have totally captured Maudie’s mood Sal IMHO…such a talented lady…and you’re pretty clever too!😊


  3. C. C. Cedras

    June 20, 2017 at 7:34 am

    Well, Maudie is just simply adorable. Great “sketch,” AGAIN. I love your style and technique.

    As this hemisphere is closing in on the summer solstice, I’m wishing gardening season was OVER and I could be taking long walks with Fergus again. (He overheats, fast.)


    • sallyinthehaven

      June 20, 2017 at 7:52 am

      Maudie is a sweetie (and she knows it) but it’s not often she lies still long enough for me to sketch. She was obviously far too comfortable to move on this occasion. I guess it won’t be too long before we are doing ‘swapsies’ again. You will be taking long walks with Fergus again and I will be complaining about the heat . . . 😀

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