Monday, 13 February 2017

When the North Wind doth blow - will we get snow?


The temperature has dropped this week and with a cold wind blowing and the sight of a few flakes of snow that old Mother Goose nursery rhyme came into my head! 

When the North wind doth blow we shall have snow
 And what will poor robin do then, poor thing?
He'll sit in a barn and keep himself warm,
And hide his head under his wing, poor thing.





It has been a relief  to see frozen fields in the morning and to venture back into the fields. Heavy rain has made the going difficult in places and our dog doesn't stay very white for long! We met a black dog the other day and the owner remarked that has disadvantages too as their dog gets too hot during the summer!




Despite the early sunshine the waves have been larger and look so cold!


 I captured this misty view on one of the many hills that surround the town. Bridport was described in 1792 as a clean well built town, situated in the midst of a number of small mountains, these are more like hills to me!


My husband had his hernia operation this week, I took him in at 8.30 am then took Tavi for a walk, did some food shopping and had just sat down to a coffee back home when the hospital phoned to ask me to pick him up! That is such in contrast to when my husband's dad had it done many years ago and was in hospital 2 weeks! Hubby is recovering well and can't wait to join us on dog walks again, we can't believe that it is over 10 weeks since he could join us in the fields.

Thank you for the lovely comments you left last week. it was good to see that so many of you were interested in visiting small local museums and also were interested about the rope industry.

Wishing you a warmer week!
Sarah x

27 comments:

  1. Quick recovery for your husband. I bet he is relieved now the waiting is over. Your photos are beautiful ; I would like to walk through each one. Well maybe not the waves in this temperature. Warmer weather is on the way I hear :) B x

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  2. Good your husband is doing well. Even a muddy path looks pretty there Sarah.

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  3. I hope your husband has a speedy recovery, Sarah.

    Gorgeous photos! All are beautiful. Great job!

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  4. Glad to hear the op went well. Just in time for the weather picking up and dog walking to begin in earnest!

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  5. So pleased that your husband's operation is now behind him and he can look forward to being out and about with you when the better weather arrives.
    Love that first photo - it looks like an oil painting - you have even managed to make winter look enticing.

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  6. Dear Sarah,

    So happy to hear that your husband has had the hernia operation and hope the recovery goes well.
    He will be looking forward to going on the dog walks again. It must heard to keep sweet Tavi clean and white when there is mud about. The sea looks gorgeous and yes, it must be cold as our sea the temp seems quite cold even though it is summer.
    Happy week
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  7. OH, that countryside of yours, Sarah! And glad to hear your husband is home now and hopefully recovering as quickly as the procedure! Tavi looks ready to tackle on the horizon! Much love to you on this Valentine's day!

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  8. Oh it looks so chilly there! I hope your husband has a speedy recovery and you're all doing these wonderful walks of yours together again soon. xox

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  9. Wishing your husband a speedy recovery. It's quite amazing how surgeries for things like appendicitis, gall bladder stones and hernias have been improved over the last decade. I can empathize about the white dog in the mud/dirt scenario. On my to do list for today is to give Fergus a bath. He barely qualifies as a white dog right now!

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  10. Good to hear your husband is post-op and recovering at home. Hope he has a speedy recovery and is back out walking Tavi with you asap. It has been so cold, hasn't it? Today, though, has been at least 10 degrees warmer – I actually took my coat off while walking Cassie this morning! Hope it's warmer where you are too. Sam x

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  11. Dear Sarah, good news of your husband, I hope it won’t be long before he is walking those ‘mountains’ again. Your photographs are as beautiful as always, and you’ve inspired me to get up from my chair and go for a walk – although I might just wait until tomorrow morning as it is freezing out here! I do miss having a dog, but it is quite nice to stay inside when it’s cold, none of our doggies would have allowed that! Your little dog is so sweet, but I can see why you prefer the ground to be frozen. Our last dog was a Cairn Terrier, we loved her to distraction but always wished her legs were a few inches longer so that she didn’t drag her tummy in the mud. :-)

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  12. What a beautiful place you live, your photos are stunning. Glad to hear hubby is on the mend and will soon be enjoying walks again with you.

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  13. Lovely photos always such a pleasure to see them and Tavi too. I wish your husband a quick recovery and out walking the fields soon. Best to you both. xo kim

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  14. Hope that all will be well for your husband and that you will soon both be back out walking again!

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  15. It looks very cold & wet in your patch .... Reminding me not to grumble over our hot weather. Good to know your husband had such a quick op for his hernia .... The time difference for operations these days is amazing. Enjoy your walks together.

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  16. Wishing your husband a very speedy recovery, it must be a relief to have it done. Lovely collection of photos as always.

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  17. I'm glad your husband is recovery quickly.

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  18. Hope your husband is doing okay. That was indeed a very speedy operation! The sky looks incredible in your top photo, even if the sea does look a little choppy, brrr!

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  19. Sarah, thats normal today. They send us home after a few hours at some operations.All the best for your husband! We have sun today, I do not need more snow - but - last year we had some end of march, I saw it on a picture.

    Sigrun

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  20. It is dirty dog season here too. Your countryside does look inviting, even in nasty weather. Speedy recovery to your husband. I imagine he's glad to have that over with. You too!

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  21. Good wishes for a speedy and full recovery to your husband Sarah. It is mud season here too, but with snowdrops and a hint of daffodil..

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  22. Love love love your pictures! What a place you live in...
    Warm hug,
    Titti

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  23. Beautiful photos, particularly the 2nd one. I like that poem, it is so me during winter, I just want to sit and keep warm!

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  24. Your photos are so lovely. I hope your husband has a quick recovery. Isn't modern medicine amazing? There are 18 years between my first baby and my last baby. I had c-sections for all of them. With the first I was in the hospital for four nights. By the time I had my fourth my stay was for only two nights. I think you get a better sleep at home so I was happy. : ) Have a beautiful week!! xo

    ~ Wendy
    http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  25. I enjoyed the walk and the rhyme. Glad to hear your husband is recovering well.
    Amalia
    xo

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  26. Hope he's well on the Mend by now. Lovely set of photos x

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  27. Way behind with blog reading - what a relief for you and your husband to have that behind you.

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