107 places

people in 107 countries have come to this blog : albania / algeria / argentina / armenia / aruba / australia / austria / bahrain / bangladesh / barbados / belarus / belgium / belize / bosnia and herzegovina / brazil / brunei / bulgaria / cambodia / canada / chile / china / colombia / croatia / cyprus / czech republic / denmark / ecuador / egypt / el salvador / england / fiji / finland / france / georgia / germany / ghana / greece / guatemala / honduras / hong kong / hungary / iceland / india / indonesia / iran / iraq / ireland / isle of man / israel / italy / japan / jordan / kazakhstan / kenya / korea / kuwait / latvia / lebanon / liberia / lithuania / luxembourg / macao / macedonia / malaysia / mauritius / mexico / moldova / mongolia / morocco / myanmar / nepal / netherlands / new zealand / nicaragua / nigeria / norway / pakistan / panama / peru / philippines / poland / portugal / puerto rico / qatar / romania / russia / saudi arabia / senegal / serbia / singapore / slovakia / slovenia / south africa / spain / sri lanka / sweden / switzerland / taiwan / thailand / trinidad and tobago / tunisia / turkey / ukraine / united arab emirates / united states of america / venezuela / vietnam

31 March 2011

winter is coming

Winter is coming in the southern hemisphere. So far, we've only burned our rubbish and a log or two on chillier nights, but firewood will be delivered today, four cubic metres of pine, to start. Ah, the pleasure of a fire, instead of the 'anonymous heat' of a radiator, as Jeanette Winterson calls it. (She and D. H. Lawrence share the 'suspicion that there is something immoral about central heating.') 
I remember playing in the snow for hours and hours, each foot wrapped in a long plastic bread bag, dry and warm and happy. 
Photo: Snow on a corrugated rooftop, near Nikko, Japan
Text: Excerpts from 'Art Objects' by Jeanette Winterson, p.162

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