No evidence of changes foresee in the air either; not a wisp of iciness or the scent of snow hanging from the atmosphere… nothing out of the ordinary, except, perhaps, for the early evening visitor I saw perched on the magical tree….
I recognized him immediately. “Oh Merlin!” I shouted excitedly... Fascinated and beyond belief for as you know, I hadn’t seen Merlin since a year and a winter ago, when we were still living at the house in the roses….
Immediately, at the sound of my voice, Merlin rotated his head over 300 degrees in an exorcist-style display of flexibility, and looked straight at me…
Oh he did recognized me alright… of course he did! In fact, he had flown over 2000 nautical miles from the house in the roses all the way to 'The Here and Now' just because this is winter time and he missed me…
I had been listening to his call around the woods for a while… his eerie kek kek ke kek resonating in the morning air. All the little friends trembling and scurrying away from him... but now he has finally found me.
Oh by the way, did you notice the large white figure that seems to appear on the background of many of my photographs of the woods? Really, I cannot imagine what it is…. An imp? A gigantic fairy? The witch of the woods in Lord of the Ring? I dunno!
Anyway, as I was saying, I could hardly believed my eyes. “Merlin, is it going to snow again?” I asked in disbelief. I then looked up past the magical tree to the southern skies again and I just knew…. right there and then I knew we were under the spell of yet another snow storm.
This is what we woke up this morning... and this is how it's been all day today... yes, more snow in the South! I am sorry southerners... I'm really not the Snow Witch, really... but I do live here now you know! ;)
Poor St Francis frozen to death and still preaching to birds in trees
The woods… the enchanted woods behind our sleepy rose garden…
We put an offer on the little white cottage in the woods (perhaps the name of my new blog?). We haven't heard from the sellers yet. Hoping and waiting. I'll keep you posted soon!
Is it snowing in your side of the world or are you bathing in sunshine?
My girlish whims
Adorne from Above