Category Archives: Seasons

another evening run

Along the old Deeside railway line, jumping over the tufts of grass that poke up through the sprinkling of snow and skipping between the puddles that look like liquid gold when the sun catches them in just the right way. … Continue reading

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a precious, fleeting gift

All of sudden, there was snow. Last week, we were gazing at the bare pistes anxiously and checking the weather forecast religiously; one neighbour had promised snow by the end of November, while another said there would be none before … Continue reading

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the heart’s slow turning

At a certain point on the run home from Les Bossons on a winter afternoon, you cross from the realm of sunset to the realm of dusk. You leave behind the delicate pink glow of the Dome du Gouter and … Continue reading

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Spring in February

It has become something of a joke: every morning when we open the curtains, we sigh, “another beautiful day.” Every morning the line in the garden where the snow meets the yellow, winter-stained grass has retreated slightly; before long, we … Continue reading

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A walk

Recovering from an injury is a slow business when you live in the mountains. This is like giving up chocolate for Lent, only to be taken to Cadbury’s World as a treat. I make my daily excursion to the boulangerie, … Continue reading

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