Saturday, February 6, 2010

A Winter Idyl.

A Winter Idyl.

Winter offered a snowy cold day.
A time to make a pot of tea, and curl up with a new book.
A time to nest for one last moment.........

"Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers. "
~Charles W. Eliot

"You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend. "
~Paul Sweeney

16 comments:

Brit Gal Sarah said...

This my idea of bliss Jo

Anything Fits a Naked Man said...

I completely agree with Paul Sweeney's quote! I have my favorite authors that I follow, and when they produce a new book, I rush out to get it on the day it hits the shelves. Then, when I'm finished reading it, I actually get a little sad that it's over!

Love your beautiful pictures! Viewing them was a lovely treat on this snowy morning!

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phylliso said...

I subscribe to the English Garden mag & have long decided I have the English blood in me as the pictures of the tall hollyhocks,bee balm,& other old fashioned flowers are part of my soul.I love your pictures,have to pick up these books,they would be nice to dream by on this snowy day in Pa.phylliso

Carol@ Writers Porch/ Book House said...

Beautiful post Jo! Have a warm and lovely weekend! XOXO

DJan said...

I feel so bereft if I don't have at least one good book on my bedside table. And yes, a cozy place to read is also important. Your places are always like finding a peaceful haven.

AshTreeCottage said...

I could very happily walk through the door of that English cottage and nest for a bit. Perfect reading for a cold snowy day.

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

PS Happy to know you share my passion for horses!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Nothing better on a cold, wintery day than to sit by the fire with a warm blanket while reading a GREAT book. Thanks Jo for the great pictures!

We have a little more snow here this morning--just a dusting but pretty.
Hugs,
Betsy

bennie and patsy said...

Nesting is good, Have a happy Saturday.
Patsy

Cass @ That Old House said...

Bliss.

Cass

George said...

It sounds like the perfect way to spend a wintry day.

L. D. Burgus said...

One can look at a lot of old friends and drink a lot of tea when we have such a long winter. I enjoy seeing historic interiors. I picked up one to look at the other day at the bookstore, and a very historic mansion that hand seen some hard years was slowly being brought back from being an 8 family apartment.

Star said...

Couldn't live without my books Jo. Have you ever read any of Miss Read's books?
Loved your pictures.
Blessings, Star

Carol said...

Yea verily. A good book, comfy blanket, hot chocolate and cookies. What better way to spend a cold winters night :)

Kathy said...

Hi Jo...Nice to find your blog and visit for a while.
Books are a vacation on paper...Love them.
Decided to "follow" your sweet blog.
Very serene and happy here, Best wishes to you in this month of LOVE...xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...
Stop in anytime...would love to see you!

Denise said...

That's my kind of day today Jo. Nothing better than curling up in a blanket with a good book and a hot drink on a snowy day.