The Woodman, Robert Frost and News

16 Dec

1   No photos today as I haven’t left the house, being full of cold. Something arrived across the ether though to cheer me up and that is this beautiful painting by the Mother of a young friend of mine. I love the detail, the ordinariness of the woodman bending over to tie his shoelaces and the colour in the trees. It really is very beautiful and Lorraine’s Mum a very talented artist.

The Woodman by Lorraine's Mum

The Woodman by Lorraine’s Mum

2  Another friend commented that the painting reminded him of a Robert Frost poem ‘Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening’. Even though there is no snow, I can see why.

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village, though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

3    I have the date for my Total Hip Replacement. It may surprise you that I find that a beautiful thing but it is because it is on 29th December 2014 so I can start the New Year with my new hip and in no time at all will be all-singing and dancing again!  Watch this space!


Posted by on December 16, 2014 in Beauty, nature, painting, poetry, Postaday 2014


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18 responses to “The Woodman, Robert Frost and News

  1. Patty B

    December 17, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    Feel better soon and prayers and hugs coming your way for your hip replacement. Post pictures of you doing summersalts!! LOL Merry Christmas

    • mybeautfulthings

      December 17, 2014 at 10:01 pm

      I’m told that when you wake up you are free of pain! That will be very good! Thank you so much for calling in and for your good wishes. Look out for the photos!
      All the best to you for this Christmas season and for the New Year. 🙂

      • Patty B

        December 20, 2014 at 12:23 am

        That is what I hear too, and no one has ever regretted having it done. So as the kids used to say, you go girl!! Best wishes for you.

        • mybeautfulthings

          December 20, 2014 at 6:57 am

          Thank you so much for your loving support from over the pond! All the best to you too 🙂

          • Patty B

            December 29, 2014 at 12:55 pm

            My prayers are with you –

  2. on thehomefrontandbeyond

    December 17, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    have a Merry Christmas and hope all goes well with your surgery–you will be dancing again in no time!

  3. flowerpot

    December 17, 2014 at 11:15 am

    PS So sorry you’re got a bad cold xxxx

  4. flowerpot

    December 17, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Oh Sally that’s great news! Brilliant. Let me know what I can do/bring……. xxx

  5. Deb

    December 17, 2014 at 1:14 am

    Year after year we had to memorize that poem in school.

    Best of luck with the hip.

    • mybeautfulthings

      December 17, 2014 at 9:04 am

      Did you like the poem or was it spoilt for you? Thank you for your good wishes 🙂

      • Deb

        December 17, 2014 at 8:08 pm

        I still like the poem. It’s like the scene with Macbeth’s witches or Hamlet’s soliloquy, the first couple of words set you off reciting the full thing. It quite confuses my children… it’s a good thing.

  6. ladysighs

    December 16, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    Lovely painting and poem really fits. Your news surely is a good present. You can enjoy Christmas and then start the New Year knowing you can look back on the surgery instead of forward to it.

    • mybeautfulthings

      December 16, 2014 at 10:21 pm

      Exactly! I thought you would understand! 🙂

  7. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    December 16, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    totally love the painting…and wishing you the best on your hip surgery…Received your card today…a very pleasant surprise!… and will share!

    • mybeautfulthings

      December 16, 2014 at 10:21 pm

      So glad the card arrived safely. Hope your Seniors enjoy sharing it with you.
      Thank you for your good wishes. 🙂

  8. Sue Vincent

    December 16, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    Good luck with the hip!


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