Sunday, January 9, 2022

Nesting


"Surely everyone is aware of the divine pleasures which attend a wintry fireside; candles at four o’clock, warm hearthrugs, tea, a fair tea-maker, shutters closed, curtains flowing in ample draperies to the floor, whilst the wind and rain are raging audibly without."

 ~ Thomas De Quincey 1796 

 
 
Brambly Hedge : Illustrated by Jill Barklem

11 comments:

NanaDiana said...

What a perfectly cozy little picture. Quaint and sweet.

Henny Penny said...

I do believe that is my favorite picture of all times, and those words by Thomas De Quincey. Can't you just feel them; the warm hearthrug by the fire, draperies to the floor. Makes me want to go lite a fire in the fireplace.

L. D. said...

I love the photo. I think his tail is going to catch fire. With the wind blowing freezing rain against the house the shelter of our home is appreciated along with the sound of the furnace fan running.

Edna B said...

Such a beautiful picture. A great way to spend an evening. Enjoy your day, hugs, Edna B.

Marcheline said...

As usual, I am compelled to copy your poem/quote and send it to my mom, as invariably it's right down her alley. You are a valuable source of comfort to my mom, vicariously. Thank you!

Winifred said...

Love Brambly Hedge, haven't seen the pictures for ages, nice memories.

Oh yes winter has its delights, it would be boring without changes to the seasons.

donna baker said...

Hello Jo. Long time no see. That is just about all I do in winter. Dream of summer. You are getting a storm today. Stay inside.

Heritage Hall said...

In the midst of today's snowfall I paid a re-visit to this long-loved picture of winter comfort and accompanying script. Your insight is so keen, Jo, and transmitted with visual command. Merci.

Lowcarb team member said...

A fabulous illustration and words.

We've had a cold but sunny day in my part of the UK ... but fog is forecast, so a nice cup of tea sounds good :)

Stay safe, warm and well.

All the best Jan

Felicia said...

This is so cozy!

Share my Garden said...

YES, this is the way to get through winter! Our daughter used to love the Brambly Hedge books.