Thursday, February 19, 2009

This Week's Flowers

"When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other." -Chinese Proverb

This bouquet is a true source of comfort and inspiration on yet another cold, snowy day. The lilac smells sweet and the anemones are so cheerful with their black faces in the middle. It reminds me of polka dots.
Outside the birds are crowding around the bird food; the blackbirds, the hawfinch, and ofcourse the little bluetits. No sign of the group of goldfinch that used to come here, so I thought they may have migrated elsewhere. But today on our walk I saw five of them up in a tree top. Wonder what they're eating instead of my sunflower seeds? 

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Snowed In!

"The future lies before you, like paths of pure white snow. Be careful how you tread it, for every step will show."

Yes, it's still snowing!

My birthday was spent quietly at home. Just Kiki, my husband, myself, and a chocolate cake with vanilla frosting. We didn't mind being snowed in at all.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

"I hold this to be the highest task for a bond between two people: that each protects the solitude of the other." -Rainer Maria Rilke

It's been a while since I last wrote, mostly because slowly but surely winter has lost its inspiring effect on me. Yes, I'm ready for thaw, green buds, blue skies, bird song. As the photos shows, it was a bit blue yesterday, but freezing cold. And I really am tired of it being so cold that I just can't wait to go back inside.
Kiki doesn't seem to mind at all. The only weather she doesn't like is rain. She actually enjoys the snow in it's current form, with somewhat of a hardened crust. She delights in rolling and rolling in it, and sliding her jaw against it. I have actually begun to suspect she only does this to entertain and please me, sensing that I begrudge these twice daily outings in the freezing cold.


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