Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Spring dreams

The garden is calling my name, spring has started stirring within my soul... I run outside, turn to the sunlight and shout to the quietness contained within the woods:  "Where are you... oh where are you precious, lovely 'Spring' where are you?"


That’s sort of how the end of winter feels to me.  You see, I can sense the seasonal change coming, the sun is out, I yearn to start working the soil, but spring isn't really here yet. Nature is not giving in, and it is so frustrating.  Do you feel like that sometimes too?


Around here in these parts of my little world, the end of our winters starts right around February. Which is a most marvelous thing to me, considering that up North where the house in the roses sits, the beginning of February it actually is the worst part of winter.  You are still pretty much immersed in it by then, and I remember how sad and anxious I used to feel, my heart already long past its endurance towards winter. There wasn't a day then in wish I didn't yearn for warmth and flowers and my precious garden to come alive again.  Can you imagine how I felt then?  I'm definitely not a winter bird.  


Ah yes I want my magic back... back in my garden and my little world.  So alas, I'm banishing Winter from my heart... "Awake! arise, ye flowers!" ;)

As it is, I'm already spending longer spells of time in the garden during the warmer hours of day; removing dead leaves and annual climbers that were left behind and making a mental count of all the bulbs and flowers I need to fill pots and such, whilst the thought of spring brings a warm glow to my vision, and thaw my mind and muscles from their endless time spent inside winterizing.  The heart can get really cold if all you know is winter, does it not?  Oh I'm sure the Winter Witch had something to do with this... the saddest thing found yesterday in one of the birdbath.  What do birds die of?  I have to wonder. Perhaps his little heart was frozen to death by the Winter Witch for something he did, or didn't?   


I'm spending my days working on various projects in the house, which I usually leave for those months when there's nothing I can do outside... like working on embellishing these old beauties I found at our local thrift store yesterday...


These lamps are so pretty, is hard to believe they were only $14.00 each.  I have big plans for them thought, so they will not stay as they are for too long... ;)  Or this lovely vintage dresser I'm envisioning painting in cobalt or navy blue and gold.  Only thing is I don't have a place to put it... ;)

I really think anyone can redo her home only using items purchased from thrift stores. 80% of mine is...  I am such a thrifting junkie!


In the morning when sunshine permeates our little white cottage in golden dust, magical things transpire... furry creatures would come over for a comfy snooze, new boughs start to steep, young buds gets tinted and leaves swell...  I am so in love with this little white cottage of ours... so in love and thankful for it!... there's nothing about it I don't appreciate... the quiet glories of the early mornings when the sun sits in its center and all the entire front part of the house doze in sunshine, mid-afternoon birds, the woods twinkling under the rays of the last sun and the darkest dark of nights... I so love it all!


Isn't he ever so cute!  Ferals... not fair that he gets to soil my settee, but won't let me pet him!

       
Is your heart yearning for spring too?  There is one thing which gives radiance to everything:  it is the idea of something good around the corner... We're almost there!  ;)

See you soon!




10 comments:

  1. I'm not a winter person, except for the coziness of it.

    But neither am I longing for spring.

    I try to live happily, in each month, as it unfolds. In each month, as the Wheel Of The Year turns.

    Just me, of course..... I expect that most people, are longing for spring, as you are.

    Luna Crone

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    1. Very wise indeed... I love to 'sit by the feet' of the wisers and just listen. You are one of them. Thank you for coming by.

      Cielo

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    1. Happy to see you smiling dear Rita!

      Cielo

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  3. I don't know WHY your blog keeps dropping off my reader list!!! I had to come to find you and I am going to bring it up to the "read" list on my side bar again. Drives me crazy. I think the Blog Witch lives in my blog sometimes (and it is NOT me). lol
    Wonderful to read your blog, Cielo. I, too, await spring..and like your house in the roses that you left our February is a bitter, cold one. This morning we were at zero on our deck---not sure what it is with a heavy wind factored in...well below zero and not a bit of life to be seen out there anywhere.

    Have a wonderful upcoming weekend. xo Diana

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    1. Oh hi there! So happy to see you here! Can't even think of being in a place where temperatures are at zero... burrrr. Give me Florida anyday! ;)

      Hugs

      Cielo

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  4. Oh yes, I am so looking forward to Spring! It won't be here until mid-March, though. . .I'm in Northern Ohio, and February is usually brutal right into March. We had such a mild Winter so far, with December and January having temps dipping only into the 40's. . .very unseasonable, and the little, early snowdrops are poking through the soil already. I'm sure they'll be okay if we do have bad temperatures ahead. But, the glorious Sun is staying out longer, and I can feel it warming the Earth, so I am very optimistic for an early Spring!

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    1. Snowdrops... how very beautiful the thought of them are. Even their names conjure up so many lovely imageries... thank you for sharing.

      Cielo

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  5. Here is Missouri today we have the Queen of Deception. It is so sunny, cloudless, and bright I ache to go out and sit on the porch. But ... the thermometer reads 39 degrees, and the "feels like" hovers at 31 degrees. At noon! Do you know how special you are for feral cats to feel the kinship and snuggle on your porch? They sense your good heart which we all can see... perhaps they, too, have read your blog for years?

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    1. Enchanting and lovely words from your heart dear you!

      Hugs and do prayers

      Cielo

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