Wintry: Thursday’s Special

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It doesn’t need a thermometer to know when it feels wintry. Sometimes when it is wintry in my heart I don’t feel anything, A fog descends. Luckily that doesn’t happen often but even in Australia on a summer’s day if the weather is windy, raining with a white sky I’ll be heard to say, “it feels like a winter’s day” or if winter is round the corner, “its turned.”

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But white skies, white snow, a wet miserable feel, is wintry the world over – whether it is in New Zealand

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or Greenland

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or in England.

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They all feel wintry.

Brig

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This one makes me feel more than wintry – it makes me feel Siberian  despite being taken in Switzerland.

In response to Paula’s prompt.

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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7 Responses to Wintry: Thursday’s Special

  1. Forestwood says:

    I love your wintry day pics!! Give me cold over warm any day!! Did you go to Greenland?

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  2. trentpmcd says:

    Some great photos. That thermometer wasn’t far off from our temps over night… (closer to 20 F, -6 C). NH gets cold! We have at least one week a year were it won’t get above -10 C. I love the mountains in winter.

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  3. Rebel Girl says:

    These are fantastic photos! I like them all but the one with the tunnel…it is so rare to see them here. It kind of makes me feel spooked!

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  4. Charli Mills says:

    Such beautiful wintry scenes. But it doesn’t take snow to feel as though the weather inside our hearts has turned. Like snow, may it be fleeting.

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  5. Paula says:

    I’m grateful you have shared these great shots, Irene. Really love these images…

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