Sunday, 21 February 2010

Unseasonal In Parts

This morning we woke to a soft covering of snow. It's falling still, so we'll stay inside today with soup and scrapbooking. A Sunday filled with cooking and creating is always a good one.

How I wish now I had saved some of the berries we gathered one Sunday last September. I could bake a blackberry and apple pie. I took photos, though, and made this page:


No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace
As I have seen in one autumnal face

comes from John Donne's  Autumnal; and actually doesn't really fit here at all, because it's a poem about maturity, I think, and not all of the lines are complimentary. The face in my autumn photo is a young and lovely one; but I'm still using the phrase I found and admired. And if The Small One finds this page and flips it over and discovers more of Donne's fine words- maybe years from now-  I'll consider it a job well done. A scrapbook page worth making.



22 comments:

Amanda said...

What could be better soup and scrapbooking - well maybe the addition of a blackberry and apple pie :)

Deb said...

What a lovely page - one that I'm sure your daughter will treasure! I love how you used the cut-out flowers as embellishments too.

Ann said...

We seem to have got the rain and not the snow, but we're spending the day indoors too! Very pretty and I'm sure your daughter will appreciate it. Those flowers are a lovely touch.

Rhona said...

We haven't got the snow today (had sleet yesterday) but it's cold enough for us to want to stay indoors too. I'm just starting on a baby quilt for my SIL but soup for lunch sounds good.

Kim said...

Great post and page. Thanks for sharing with us.

scrappyjacky said...

A beautiful page...and one for TSO to treasure in years to come.Must admit the only John Donne I ever remember is the 'no man is an island' writing....and I do love that.

Ruth said...

It's the perfect poem ~ season of mist and mellow fruitfulness.

debs14 said...

Love the colours in this page, and also the way you have cut out the flowers to overlap and form a frame around the photo. Beautiful.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Lovely page, Sian, and, as always, such lovely writing! We have gently falling rain today, and I think we do have some blackberries in the freezer from last June. . . must take look. Today is a day for me to fold clothes, clean my craft desk and hopefully do some art journaling.
Rinda

Carmen said...

It's a beautiful page and I love the sentiment with it. It just fits doesn't it.

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Katy said...

The flowers are just gorgeous. Lovely LO.

Karen said...

Absolutely lovely. It's a breath of spring--and we could use one here.

Scrappi Sandi said...

Fabulous LO...& those words, taken on their own have meaning in a different way...super photo of a gorgeous girl! Wish I could have stayed home to scrap & bake today...but Sunday is the only day I do go out to work, so I braved the blizzard & off I went...mustn't grumble!!!

humel said...

Beautiful page, and the quotation works just fine :-)

Amy said...

I love how you have created dimension on this page Sian and how it looks as the TSO is picking a flower from the tree.

Debsg said...

A lovely LO and a great sentiment.

Cheri said...

Beautiful page Sian. I love your use of the cut out flowers as embellishment.

Bubbles said...

I love the little quotes and sayings you use... and the page is beautiful.

Denise said...

Lovely page, love the cut out flowers and what a nice way to apend a day.

Liberty :) said...

*sniff* in the list of people you have met on the right I am not there *sob* ;) i'm only joking don't worry! I like these blog rolls, think I will have to add some to my blog too!

Liberty :) said...

ooh thats just reminded me! I don't like word verification on blogs! that is one thing i most definitely am not a fan of :)

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