'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Monday, 4 May 2009

Beauty in Unexpected Places

Summer has ended over in this part of the world.  The temperature on the porch got down to 1.6ºC last night but the hibiscus is still fine, so no frost yet... but it won't be long.  We've  had our first fire and it's nice to cuddle up in a blanket on the sofa and watch a movie in the evening.
Winters are short here, so it is best to make the most of them.  

Fires are so primal - so mesmerising, aren't they?


  1. Welcome Violetta! Thanks for stopping. And welcome to the worlds of blogging - you seem to be very new!

  2. i assume with the phrase, winters are short here, that you treasure the cold and the freeze?

  3. So what's the illustration - painting? Photo? Tell us more... Just right for a chilly evening, anyway.

  4. That they are. We go camping a lot and the campfire (along with marshmallow and roasting stick) is my favorite part. If you want to see some extreme color throw in a piece of copper! Though this is truly beautiful as it!


  5. Katherine,
    you often find art in the least obvious places. this was a wonderful shot.

    probably woudn't have placed the image without your post. luvitt!

    we're at the other end of the spectrum here. spring is on its last legs and except for a few heated days here and there its been quite chilly.

    anticipating the summer, or at least the beginning of it. august can be quite humid and uncomfortable.

    do love the change of seasons though. always gives us something to look forwrd to.

    thanks again for sharing. keep those pix coming! :-)


  6. That's a very nice photograph of fire!

    Here in California we're having a little fling with winter weather—more rain than we usually see in May. We've got our fireplace going.

  7. Lakeviewer - by the end of even a short winter, I'm ready for the longer, warmer days, but 'treasure' is my aim.
    Jinksy - it's the view deep in the heart of my fire... there may be a bit of glossy magazine illustration that's making the blue flame

    Sis - we have an assortment of chemicals we throw into fires at parties, but usually outside! Campfires are wonderful, aren't they!

    sUNny - thanks for your thoughts, gracious as always... I like the change of seasons too.

    Dan - Thank you! Our seasons must be a bit like mail crossing in the post - I'll think of you when we light our fire - our little overlap.

  8. Fire and moving water - both quite hypnotic.

  9. Ah, yes Bugs, water too.

  10. The fire is magnificent! Love it.

  11. Yes, Katherine, I think it is a beautiful image. I would just say, however, that fire is one place I would expect expect to find beauty.


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