Friday, February 15, 2013

February


           When
In February there are days, 
Blue and nearly warm,
When horses switch their tails and ducks
Go quacking through the farm.

When everything turns round to feel
The sun upon its back,
When winter lifts a little bit
And spring peeks through the crack.
                               Dorothy Aldis



       I know Old Man Winter is still hanging around out there.  He is, however,  taking a brief nap this week in Northern California and, while he sleeps,  Baby Spring is starting to wake up.  She is not really awake, mind you.  She is just kinda peeking out from under the blanket to see if the world is worth visiting.  I had the day off from work today so I took my camera along when I ran boring errands.  It was fun to pretend to see with Spring's baby eyes.  There was so much beauty in the world.













       

14 comments:

  1. Spring is stirrnig and she awakens in 36 days :)

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  2. I love the blossoms on the tree!! Living in Southern California; we don't get the dynamic beginnings of spring like other parts of the country (say for instance when we lived in Montana) so it is neat to see pictures of its impending arrival on other's blogs :)

    betty

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    1. Those blossoms were spectacular (particularly against yesterday's crystal blue sky).

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  3. We saw fields of mustard greens in Santa Rosa today, on our way north from San Francisco, so your pics are timely. The good news we got in SF was amplified by those beautiful fields!

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    1. So glad that you could celebrate SF's news with views that promise spring's arrival!

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  4. Yes, yesterday was so warm and beautiful!! Thanks for the photos so that I could revisit and re-see yesterday!

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    1. I hope you had a relaxing day yesterday, Shari!

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  5. Sounds like a nice way to spend an off day. It's good that you brought the camera along. Nice pics.

    Lee
    Wrote By Rote
    An A to Z Co-host blog

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  6. The photos are so wonderfully soothing. A far cry from the bland, dust-covered hellscape here in West Texas....

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    1. Yikes, Jon, sounds bleak! No color? No thanks!

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  7. We are in the midst of yet another mixed precipitation event (snow, sleet, freezing rain) so your photos were a particularly welcome treat at the moment.

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