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 thoughts 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

  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. 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)

  4. 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!

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

  6. 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.

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