The temperature is hovering around 5 or 6; the snow remains.
The sun is shining. A neighbor was here yesterday, clearing our driveway and others on our street. Another neighbor makes sure our streets are cleared of snow.
J has decided today is a good day for errands. Routine cold weather aches are keeping me home. As long as he is going into town anyway, I asked if he would stop at the florist. J brings me flowers quite often. This time, I’ve made a special request.
Do you read Home Is Where the Boat Is? Not long ago Mary wrote about Mikasa French Countryside. As you may know, I’ve collected French Countryside for over 30 years.
After reading the Mikasa post, I was compelled to order soup bowls and a set of three small vases in French Countryside. They arrived last week.
J is going to see if the florist has the flowers I envision for those vases.
Look for a soup and flower post in a few days or a week.
I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright.
~Henry David Thoreau
Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.
There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough to pay attention to the story.
Photos for this impromptu post are from February 2011. I can’t believe it has been three years since J brought home the pink tulips.
Snow was on the ground on the day I photographed the tulips. In fact, that day looked very much like today, with sunshine, cold temps, and snow.
Tulips on the farmhouse table…
and in a window…
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Inspiration for this post came from Shirley at Housepitality Designs. She is showcasing one of her treasures from France; an apothecary jar filled with tulips, to brighten a February day.
Someone commented about having snow originating in Texas, crossing Missouri, moving east to Maine and on up into where she lives in Canada.
Dallas has snow today. We are to have snow the next few days. I am sure it will be moving eastward toward Maine and on up into Canada as usual.
I always keep an eye on Texas weather, in any season, because we are sure to see that weather in our neck of the woods when it moves from that neck of the woods.
Enjoy your weekend!