07 January 2013

Monday's Meanderings

I should be cleaning the baker's rack right now
or clearing out the family room alcove
or a hundred other tasks...
but instead here I sit,
watching the changing sky
and listening to my favorite Christian radio station and
thinking of spring.
It doesn't help that my garden is caught between winter and spring---
or that I just cut these roses the other day,
in January,
in the middle of winter!
in the PNW:)
And it didn't help my spring fever/cravings/longing
when I took time to organize my table linens the other day--
well my spring and summer ones.
Lavender, light blue and green, yellow;
spring flowers--
And then, on quite a few days,
one could easily imagine it being spring with the blue skies and sunlight streaming
 through our windows...
well as long as one's furnace is on,
 and one is wearing a sweatshirt or wool sweater.
Or maybe some flannel pj's.
I mean there definitely is beauty in wintertime--
some of it unexpected,
like this artwork God made for me the other day...
from a plastic container I had forgotten about and some windblown greens.
And this winter flowering camellia (sasanqua) which
this year is filled from
 top to bottom with rose colored blooms...
But then my cell phone rings
and it is my son
who lives in the south now,
and I see that his temperatures this week are something I can only dream about
 on a summer
or (sometimes) spring day--
and I am back to hoping spring will come soon
with lots of cheerful daffodils and tulips.
Until I hear the forecast for here and start hoping again for some
beautiful winter snow.
How about you?
Are you ready for spring or craving more winter's snow?
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Grayseasailor said...

Beautiful photos, Aimee! ....and cutting roses here in January, WOW!!!

I look forward to spring, but am content with winter...as long as I do not have to drive on ice!!!!!!! :)

xx from Gracie

aimee said...

Thank you Gracie. I hate ice too, unless I am at home that is. I love snow though--beautiful, freshly fallen powder snow:)
I couldn't believe we had roses either. Go figure...

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