Saturday, January 19, 2008

Spreading the warmth

I know, I know...I can hear you all shaking your heads and muttering, "Doesn't that woman know it's winter? What's the deal with this pictures?"

Yes, I know it's winter. Believe me, I know. Actually there's no way to forget Old Man Winter as I do the daily bundle: coat, gloves, scarf, boots. And all just to go from the house to the garage! So believe me, I'm aware that it's cold outside.

But inside my mind's eye, it's summer. Or spring at least. The sky is blue and clear, grass grows beneath my sandaled feet and my winter bundling clothing is packed neatly in the coat closet. Birdsong wakes me and the sweet scent of peonies, moonflowers and lilies wafts through my open windows, lulling me to sleep at night.

Ah, the glorious worlds we can create when we let ourselves! Even in winter's icy grip, sun shines in one small blot on the northeast's otherwise-desolate landscape.

Just thought I'd share it with you. Enjoy!


Allie Boniface said...

Oh, I love the pictures - makes me forget it's only 20 degrees outside!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous photos! Reminds me that warm weather is coming. Um, in a few months, right? Ugh. I hate winter.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful new look. Love the links on the top. Love the pix too.


Anonymous said...

Good job with the web page. Love the flowers. My Day Lily is out in bloom and it's a red one with yellow markings. It's stinking hot over here in Oz. I'd love to see some snow!

Aussie Jude

Marianne Arkins said...

Pretty new layout!

And, I am SO READY to get out into my garden. Too bad I live in New Hampshire.

Gorgeous pix.