A Winter Still Life

Across the UK we are all now living in a lockdown of one kind or another, again. As the winter weather makes outside experiences more challenging, I am guessing that there is going to be more online content featuring interior images.

And, who doesn’t love some flowers in winter, especially when they are grown in the UK.

Left or right? With or without?

This beautiful bunch of the scented ‘Paper White’ narcissi was a Christmas gift from my sister and they were grown by the folk of ‘Blue Box’ based in the Isles of Scilly. The flowers arrived tightly furled, they slowly unwound and released a gorgeous perfume. They have lasted remarkably well and are only just going over.

Scent, perfume, fragrance is part of our lived experience. Humans in the techie world have done so well digitising the visual and the auditory, but the olfactory . . . iSmell (I kid you not, ask Mr Google) so far, has not been a success.

Author: agnesashe

Artisan, blogger and passionate East Anglian working from home.

14 thoughts on “A Winter Still Life”

      1. It can be! And I will take an image, thinking the light looks good, then a few minutes later the sun will have moved, or rather the clouds shifted, and the light is even better….more images!

  1. Great photos Agnes. I like the one on the left with the empty vases waiting by. The captioned one is a helpful addition for those with no sense of smell!!

    1. No sense of smell!! – that can be very worrying at the moment. I see they reckon the UK Covid variant has turned up in Brisbane! I suppose that seems like the other side of the planet. Hope you can close your state borders if needed. Stay safe.

      1. The UK variant flew in to Brisbane from Melbourne lingering on a woman who was released from international hotel quarantine. There are borders closing and opening here with regularity now leaving travellers stranded all over the place as they cut their holidays. Our state premier did warn Victorians before Christmas to holiday in our state but over 100,000 took off to NSW and Queensland. The bottom line here is the local transmitted cases remain 0 to negligible with most new ones coming in from overseas. We keep hearing every day how the virus gets worse in The UK. Stay safe.

      2. That’s all very interesting. I had wondered about the efficacy of the quarantine rules. Disturbingly, here in UK the government doesn’t require international travellers to stay in quarantine hotels, but if they do test positive are asked to self-isolate (somewhere, where ??? all rather vague) with little if any follow up. But I can’t think anybody would want to visit the UK right now.

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