Monday, February 1, 2010

Monday Morning Rambles

I know that it is only the first of February and technically winter still has some time to go before it is officially over.  I should not hold such a bad attitude towards its pressence or its desire to show itself in such ways as it has this season.  I will admit that I was saying not that long ago how I wish we could have a winter like we had when I was younger.  The kind where we were dumped on with snow and all.  Well I have learned one thing... be careful what you wish for... Sometimes you really do get it.  As I should have known, the weathermen were wrong again and the sun decided to not visit us over the weekend.  Instead we had days filled with freezing fog.  The tempertures did rise above freezing yesterday however with the absence of the sun, melting was slow at best.  The trees still are hung over with the weight of the ice  I will admit that the fogs presence lends an erie look to the whole situation.  Much likened to what Narnia would be like if I were to ever visit I think.  At least in the time of the Ice queen.  I have enjoyed the sites yet am beginning to miss Mr. Sun.  I do not do well when he is away for long periods of time.  I am ready for his return. 

I did manage to get a few photos of the gingerbread baby out in the ice and snow.  I had so much time I even sewed a coat and hat for her so she would not get cold while I was photographing her... Now you know just how stir crazy I was.... No, really I sort of enjoyed it.  She definately had an adventure while she was here visiting... With all the help many of you gave with your stories and photos and more (thanks for the fairies Linda)  when I send her back this week she will be going with lots to tell Kylie and her classmates.  Thank all of you so much for taking the time so send the stories pictures and more to help out.... I appreciate it so much...
My little garden that I have started inside has given me some solace as it is sprouting nicely.  I have been amazed at how quickly some of the plants have grown.  I can only imagine how they will take off when the sun comes back out and is able to shine on them on a daily basis.  They tilt their heads towards the window each day as if to get all the light they possibly can.  It will be a while until any preperation can be done outdoors with all the moisture we received.  The ground was already quite satuated and as this last ice and snow melts it will take some time for it to soak in good.  I am still quite eager to get out and begin work.

Still I am reminded how it is all just a process and things occur as they should.  I have not read much on any others having too much bad weather.  Yet I will admit I have been busy doing other things and have not kept up as I know I should .  Although you would think I have enough time to do just that. I hope all of you have been able to stay warm and safe and steer clear of the brunt of the weather.  There is one good thing... or so it is a possibility as it has not occurred yet.  Seeing that the sun has kept himself away for some time... Maybe the groundhog will not see his shadow and will not be frightened back into his hole for 6 more weeks.... One can only hope.... I am longing for spring way too much..... I know in time it will make its way to us.  I have to wonder though... did I ask for patience recently..... because this sure feels like a lesson for it....

8 comments:

Judith said...

Of course my spell will work on the ice! :) Your troubles will just go slllliiiiiddddddiing away! giggle

faerwillow said...

~patience would be thin too if i was the one enduring such weather...beauty yes but only for so long...wishing for you the sun to come out and play...your sprouts look great...makes me want to get a head start on planting...usually i just sow the seeds in the ground...brightest blessings~

ps~ my word ver was PESTO...do you haev any basil gorwing!?!

Willow said...

For the last couple of years My Husband and I have been saying the same thing.

We lived in our last house for 18 years and it was on a hill. It always snowed so bad at times we had to walk up the hill to get to our home.

We now have lived at this house for 11 years and had little snow. We are on flat ground about 15 miles from our old home. This year it has snow so much and heavy snow too.

Willow

OleCrowsNestJournal_Nan said...

I love your little garden! How hopeful and beautiful!

Toni aka irishlas said...

I don't think you're the only one missing Mr. Sun this season! I think everyone is antsy to get outdoors-either to play in the dirt or just to soak up some vitamin D.
When you mentioned Narnia I had to smile. The plat of land here that my husband and I bought is called "Narnia". We didn't know this until the day we settled!
Lovely pictures. I especially like the wheel of the year!

Dede said...

We haven't seen the sun in several days. Cloudy, rain and cold, so ready to soak up the warmth of the sun. It seems like it has been a very long winter. Stay warm and safe...

(((HUGS)))

greekwitch said...

I have n't realised how much i missed the Sun, until he showed up this weekend. It was freezing cold but everything glowed under his touch. Imbolc is here which only means that Spring is around the corner.
Thank you for you kind words in my blog. I am glad i have found yours.
Have a blessed Imbolc*

Bridgett said...

I am missing the sun as well...it's been hiding from us for weeks. Thank goodness for those vitamin D supplements. :)

Love the gingerbread picture. Sooo cute!

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