November blessings: When the nights are long and the days are short…..warm tea, a blanket and a book, by the fire; and of course, food: hearty bowls of thick winter stew, roast and piping hot potatoes, shepherd’s pie or tourtière and soon, very soon December will be here….C.G.
“In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,
earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;
snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow,
in the bleak midwinter, long ago.”
Christina Rossetti (1830-1894) “In the Bleak Midwinter” is a Christmas carol based on a poem by this English poet.