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Rain and Rain and Rain; but spring is around the corner

by TG Escapes | Jan 24, 2014 | Blog, Residential

Is it just me or do you also feel like the sky has been an endless rainy grey since November and that birdsong is a distant memory. The notion of venturing out holds little more promise than cracked lips and knuckles or a thorough drenching.

It is hard to resist the temptation to draw the curtains and put another log on the fire. But, cocooned in your Garden Escape, you can sit in warmth and comfort and contemplate the austere beauty of your garden in winter time. Perhaps the naked branches of the trees are draped in glittering ice crystals, or whipping to and fro in a mid-winter gale as rain pounds the bare earth. Maybe a few valiant song birds are silently foraging for grubs, or gorging at the feeders you topped up on the short trek to your garden haven.

Take a little time and you will see signs that Spring is peeping round the corner as the bleak days of darkness slowly ease into lighter mornings and lengthening afternoons. Almost imperceptibly, the landscape is greening led by the first shoots of snowdrops already piercing the sodden ground. Always a welcome sign that winter is on the wane and summed up beautifully by this rather sweet poem.

Where Are The Snowdrops?
“Where are the snowdrops?” said the sun.
“Dead” said the frost, “Buried and lost, every one.”
“A foolish answer,” said the sun
“They did not die, asleep they lie, every one.
And I will awake them, I the sun,
Into the light, all clad in white, every one.”
“It’s rather dark in the earth today”
said one little bulb to its brother.
“But I thought that I felt a sunbeam’s ray.
We must strive and grow ’til we find our way”
and they nestled close to each other.
They struggled and strived by day and by night,
’til two little snowdrops in green and white
rose out of the darkness and into the light;
and softly kissed one another.
By Annie Mattheson born March 1853 died 1924

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Providing net-zero timber frame buildings since 2003. As a gold member of the Structural Timber Association we are fully compliant to design, manufacture and build giving us full control of the quality of all the timber components in our system.

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