Sunday, February 23, 2014

Winter wish.



It feels so bizarre to look at these pictures now. They were taken a week and a half ago, on that Wednesday when we had more snow than we've had in a long time. I'm sure we had snows this deep when I was younger, because I remember home videos of my dad and uncle building a huge snowman in our yard, and me and my brother were so small that we could hardly trudge through it all. But close to a foot of snow...we haven't had anything close to that in years.

I wished for one big snow before spring, so I enjoyed it. I enjoyed it from inside: sitting by the window and reading, with a warm cat snuggled in my lap. :) I ventured out on a walk once, the day I took these pictures. There was a layer of ice on top, so it wasn't fluffy, soft snow that's fun to walk in. I barely made it to the creek before I felt like I'd been walking for miles. :)

Today, a little more than a week later, it's sunny and probably 70 degrees, and these photos seem so long ago! I have two windows open, and each window has a cat in it, sniffing at the fresh air like they had almost forgotten what it was like. I'm curled up on my bed with a good book. I'm always hesitant to say that I missed the sun and the breeze and blue skies, because I don't look forward to 90 degree humid summer days. And I don't want anyone to accuse me of longing for summer when I'm complaining about it later. :) But the truth is that while I'm a fall and winter person all the way, I do love open-window weather. It makes me want to sew more and listen to the Avett Brothers nonstop (even more so than usual) and read classics set in England. I don't know why. :) And it makes me want to watch lots and lots of old movies. {Last week when it was so cold and snowy, I wanted nothing more than to watch 90s romantic comedies. Don't ask me why I associate classic movies so much with spring!}

I know the blog has been a little quiet over the past couple of weeks. I'm not sure why...I have ideas for posts, but I just haven't started them. I'm hoping to get back in the groove of things soon. :)

4 comments:

  1. love that chain length frozen fence picture!!

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  2. Gorgeous photos! For being such a short month, February can seems sooooo long. Even winter lovers like myself are growing weary of the snow and cold by now.
    I'm learning, or trying to learn to love each season for what it is. I used to loathe summer---until I started gardening seriously. Now I appreciate it more.
    But yes, I'm ready for Spring and open windows. (We made it up to 50 here this weekend but it'll be getting cold again this week.)

    For some reason, my spring soundtrack is usually Iron & Wine.

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    1. Thanks! I'd like to learn to love each season, too. I just have a hard time finding things to love in the summer! :)

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