Winter is coming? Wait, what? Isn’t it spring that is supposed to be coming? Well, if you look at the weather forecast for my area you will find that we have a Winter Storm Warning in effect for the next couple of days, with 8-12 inches of fresh snow expected. Sigh…
Another reason for my titling this post “Winter is Coming,” is because I’ve been laid up for the past few days, sick and laying around like a lump, and while I’ve been laying there I’ve been re-watching all 3 seasons of the HBO series Game of Thrones (“Winter is Coming” is the title of the first episode). It’s quite an epic story, though a little more violent and vulgar than I would usually prefer, but I do so love a great medieval type of fantasy story, and sometimes that sort of stuff tends to come with the territory. The show is based on the book series “A Song of Ice and Fire” by George R. R Martin. I’ve read the five books contained in the series so far and they’re very good. Martin has been called the “American Tolkien,” but I wouldn’t go that far. Although he is a great author, no one compares to Tolkien, in my humble opinion. Anyway, season 4 of Game of Thrones premieres April 6th, so I’m getting all reacquainted with the story in preparation for that. And I’m pretty darn excited too!
In regard to the photo… that beautiful piece of art was designed and created by my daughter to represent House Stark, which is one of the families from Game of Thrones. For those not familiar with the story, House Stark’s motto is the phrase “Winter is Coming,” and their house sigil is the dire wolf, represented by the stunning wolf head bail attached at the top. Also, the tree’s “leaves” are made with red garnet stones which are meant to symbolize the red leaves of the Weirwood tree which resides in the godswood of Winterfell, the home of House Stark. Get ready for a shameless plug here… My daughter specializes in wire wrapped Tree of Life pendants and this is one of her most popular designs. If you click on the photo it will bring you to her Etsy shop where you can see this and many other lovely and unique Tree of Life designs. Yeah, as you can tell, I’m just a little proud of her. 😉
Well, hopefully this predicted winter storm will blow over (and melt) quickly and we can start seeing some spring weather around here. It’s April for goodness sake, we should be saying “Spring is Coming.” I guess technically it is coming, but it sure doesn’t feel like it…
✿~Peace & Love~✿