it’s that time…

withering red

it’s that time of year

the in between winter and spring
when I can’t bring myself to take another photo
of snow
and ice
and cold
(even though I know I will)
when I start searching for color
anywhere I can find it
and any little sign
that spring will come again

"hope is the thing with feathers"

in my attempt to stay busy indoors
I recently discovered a treasure box in the attic
filled with my mother’s old books

a little light reading

and in our weekly cooking group
we’ve been exploring some new dishes
with some exotic spices


the pink roses from the local market
have provided me with enough spring color for the moment

for you

and a lit candle
in the late afternoon
brings a little extra warmth


hello February
please be gentle on us!

28 Comments on “it’s that time…

  1. Hello Susan
    I enjoy the best photos here on your blog!
    I enjoy the best photos here on your blog!
    You can feel the coconing side, depth of field and perfect balance of hot and cold lights!
    I like very much, thank you very much

    • Hi Pat! I just visited your site and recognized your photos from Flickr…so nice to find you here! Thanks so much for visiting!

  2. Wonderful pictures. I LOVE the one of your mom’s old books. Wish you an early spring. Here in California we were rejoicing over a tiny bit of rain! I would love some snow ice cream. šŸ™‚

  3. As always your photography is inspiring. Please February be kind on us and hurry along spring.

    • Well since I wrote this post I’ve just learned that we may be getting 2 snowstorms this week…so much for gentleness!!

  4. You do not need the great outdoors to create such marvelous images. This is truly your gift and art. Wish I could create with such simple things like you to make a beautiful composition.

    • But I do love being outdoors…most of the time! And how I wish I could capture animals (especially birds) as beautifully as you do!

  5. Your photos are stunning. Everything looks so beautiful. I actuall just went to follow you after you left a comment on my and Tracie’s collaboration blog and realised I was already following you. So many names, blog names, Flickr alias’s I forget who’s who sometimes. šŸ™‚ Thank you your comment on our blog? (Life in the Seven Ceas)

  6. Oh, that little pink pop at the end of your wintery photos made me tingle. Good luck, I do hope February will be kinder than January was.

  7. What a beautiful set of images and words! That little red bird seems to be waiting for spring and those lovely pink roses bring gentle flowery comfort into your home. Star anise are so beautiful and their smell makes me think of spiced hot wine!
    February is full of hope as the days lengthen, the snowdrops start shooting up and March will follow soon behind! Things are looking good!

  8. you have a great way of telling little stories along and around your images – I always enjoy myself on your blog šŸ™‚

  9. Nice job, Sue! Can I come over? LOL!
    Love the book photo and the candle photo…you are good at exteriors and interiors. šŸ™‚

  10. You have some absolute beauties here, Susan. That star anise image is a classic that will live on for many years. It’s stunning. And I love the image of your mother’s books too, especially. I do hope February is gentle on you. Your lovely images are certainly helping us all to cope with February.

  11. I feel your longing for spring again. I also thank my lucky stars that had me settling on the west coast! šŸ˜‰

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