Flurries are dancing and whirling outside my window and it is cold and windy.
I was just recently visiting the blog of a Southerner who is reveling in her daffodils and forsythia, and Spring, and I had to chuckle because for the upcoming “Sunlit Sunday” at My Little Home and Garden, I took and prepared a few pictures the other day.
Here, the snow was ( and still is ) a canvas for the Sun to paint some pretty shadow pictures.
It is still officially winter on the calender, and winter is what we are currently having in the North.
From “The Best of Stillmeadow” by Gladys Tabor : ” In spite of the winds and the March storms, the house is secure and quiet under the great maple trees.” ” As for the wind…the dark of the north woods is in it, and white breath of polar ice…”
From ” Romancing the Ordinary” by Sarah Ban Breathnach : ” It’s widely believed that there is a direct link between our emotions and the weather…but are we happy because the sun shines or does the sun smile because we’re happy? ” ” Like a restless heart looking for love, the frozen earth yearns for spring. But to rush a season or romance is to miss Life’s subtle nuances. March is our go-between. ”
From “The Shape of a Year” by Jean Hersey : ” This is the month of sudden changes. One day the beginnings of spring are in the air , and next the white flakes are flying. In March, winter is holding back and spring is pulling forward. Something holds and something pulls inside of us too.
We are caught between two forces…”
For the southern blogger with the pretty daffodils and forsythia, visit Kathy at A Delightsome Life, HERE. ( or if you live in the North and are cold, miserable, and just fell into a pot hole, Bah Humbug to those cheery Southern spring posts! We’ll have our own spring in a month or so, right? :)
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