Tuesday Tune ~ Welcome, Winter!

O Winter! ruler of the inverted year, . . . I crown thee king of intimate delights, Fireside enjoyments, home-born happiness, And all the comforts that the lowly roof Of undisturb'd Retirement, and the hours Of long uninterrupted evening, know.
William Cowper (1731 - 1800), Task (bk. IV, l. 120)

Source: hindsvik.com 

Winter wonder
Source: roomenvy.co.uk

Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home. 
Edith Sitwell

Winter living room with traditional stone fire surround

People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.
Anton Chekhov


Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius. 
Pietro Aretino

The color of springtime is in the flowers, the color of winter is in the imagination. ~Terri Guillemets

Happy Winter to all of my Down Under friends!

Best wishes,

Natasha In Oz 

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  1. I love this post very much! BUT! :) It's +40 here today and after a long cold winter and rainy spring all I can say is... "Your turn!" :D
    Sorry Natasha I couldn't resist.
    Lots of hugs, Rosemary...X

  2. Nice and chilli here. Could do with some of those scarves and some hot chocolate I think... Pinch and a punch...

  3. Somehow I prefer winters down under...maybe because it is warm here. :o) Stay warm! La

  4. Natasha, with the temps already reaching 100 here, I may be popping back frequently to cool off. Fun to think about such chilly images. ;-)
    ~ Sarah

  5. I really love and enjoyed these images as we hit over 90% here. I love the picnic basket with the pitcher. I joined Pinterest but got confused! DUH! Good winter day !

  6. Beautiful images! I want those gorgeous socks!

  7. Beautiful images !! but it is welcome summer !! hahahahah!!...love love love Ria...xxx...xxx...xxx...

  8. I so agree that winter is the time for home! Stunning images from Pinterest. I can see that you're another one that is hooked!

  9. It's been in the 90's for a week in Philly! Cool pics! Love the socks:@)

  10. love it! I signed up for pinterest but im having a hard time gettin the silly pin it button on my book mark tab... but i cant wait to start pinning things!

  11. So weird to me sometimes that our seasons are reversed.

    Stay warm, Natasha! :)

  12. Natasha it hit triple digits in NC yesterday so it is hard to get a feel for what your post projects but it was beautiful and refreshing.

  13. It is so hot & humid in the southern USA today. Your beautiful photos were just what I needed to feel cool ~ if only for a few minutes :).
    Happy winter to you.

  14. You make me want winter...oh wait, we are still in it here! Got snow just this past weekend, I have given up on Spring..is there such a thing?! I love the socks..so many pretties here! ;D

  15. Hello Natasha, your images of winter are perfect. I think you picked out all the best things about it. :) Love your blog!

  16. Absolutely beautiful!
    I adore winter.
    My only complaint is it doesn't get cold enough here in Queensland. :)

  17. natasha, how lovely! winter is just perfect for cocooning and the photos you chose are just gorgeous. summer's begun in earnest where i am and though i love sunny days, i envy you your cozy evenings. XO T

  18. Natasha..it's 99 today..hard to even imagine winter! We're headed to the beach this week. :o)

    LOVE your photos though. How fun to 'cool' off at your blog. Thanks for sharing!

    Donna @ Comin' Home

  19. Those photos look so wonderfully refreshing as I endure the 90+ degree weather! Normally, I'd not want the weather to get very, very cold - but looking at those photos, I would jump at the chance for some cozy chills.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Linda (South Florida)

  20. The pictures make me want to snuggle up by a fire with a blanket wrapped around me! I enjoy winter for 10 days/year max. I grew up in Canada but now live in CA and am getting ready to move to the desert. The winter I spent in Sydney it rained cats and dogs every day...but I still had the time of my life.

  21. i just love that "winter" written out in white letters. thank you for the link on mulled wine. x.

  22. I am your newest follower from the Northern beaches of Sydney.
    Love your collection of Winter Shots.
    Best Carolyn

  23. Gorgeous images in your post (as always!). I'm loving those socks - I've been looking around for some as we are getting cold of a night time up here. Still high 20's during the day but it has been getting down to 13 overnight (and that's cold for us up north!!!)

  24. It definitely is the season for home! What gorgeous, gorgeous images. Love Winter.. Rachaelxx

  25. Imagenes muy lindas.
    Que diferencia .
    Yo estoy recibiendo el Verano los jardines estan preciosos y comienza hacer calor.
    Un abrazo. Manoli.



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