Autumn at its end. Last colours of Autumn in the garden.
After the fierce wind from the 'Sinterklaasstorm' that blew over Europe
yesterday afternoon and last night, all of the leaves have fallen by now.
It makes for quite a difference in the garden in just one week.
Winter is clearly on the doorstep.
Some frosty pictures from last week.
I was home on the particular morning that I took these pictures.
There was fog that morning and it became thicker really fast.
When I went inside after my very short(it was cold!) photosession outside
I heard the news on the radio and that thick fog had caused
a terrible accident on the highway nearby.
I immediately phoned my husband. He was safe at its job, a relief.
We always have to take that highway.
What I heard on the radio sounded very serious
and the extra news at noon with the first images confirmed it.
It's a miracle only one person didn't survive the crash.
There were a lot of people injured of course,
brought to hospitals all over the province.
Somehow this crash dominated my week.
Just couldn't get the images out of my mind.
Trying to set my mind to other things and started some knitting
with wool I've had for a whole year now,
a very different kind of wool, coming with an
explanation on how to use it. Maybe you've
seen this kind of wool already and know the trick. I still had to get the
hang of it but once I did I had a new self-knitted scarf in no time,
an ideal Christmas gift even maybe.
Quietly knitting versus a chain reaction crash and the worst storm in years,
that was what crossed my mind when today the title of a book on our bookshelf caught my eye.
'Quiet living' is the title, a book about country interiors.
And then last night, I heard that Nelson Mandela died, such an icon.
This first week of December didn't just go by, not quiet at all,
as wasn't the life of this legendary man,
a legend already during his life and even more now.
Hope you all got through this first week of December safe and well.
Maybe this weekend I'll take a look in that book I mentioned.
What are you up to this weekend, quiet and easy living or will it rather be the opposite?