Tuesday, January 11, 2011

On a winter's day

What is one to do on a cold winter's day?
Winter is the season of calm. I like to follow my instincts, and give in to my January moods on cold winter days. I go to the kitchen, brew a pot of tea and gather my favorite gardening and home decorating books and magazines. Over there, by my favorite window, there's a magical spot I love to sit. Do you feel what I feel? The delight, the anticipation... the room is bathed in light, and I'm here sitting on the floor, quietly, enjoying the moment... just doing nothing.
Spring is still in a distant future around here, but at least the darkest days are now behind us. I'm already thinking 'spring'. In anticipation to earth's rebirth I planted many spring bulbs last fall. I can't wait to see the first snowdrops appear. Meanwhile I'll keep enjoying my pile of gardening books and magazines. I love dreaming about what I'd do in my garden comes spring. I open my books and let my imagination fly. My head is filled with colors and flowers, I want more snapdragons (I love snapdragons) and more foxgloves and lupines and Sweet Williams, and I'm thinking of adding some new structures and more climbing roses. Ah yes, I do want some more roses in the garden! To remind myself what treasures lay out there under the snow, I posted some pictures of last summer. The lovely memories captured in these pictures make me look forward to the new gardening season even more!
Are you thinking of spring too? Remember: Mail-order catalogs online offer a wide variety of seeds, annuals, perennials, herbs, and gardening tools! Time to order now for an enchanting garden later!
Have a lovely day!

21 comments:

  1. Really needed to see a post like this on such a chilly, snowy evening! I am so excited for spring too! Would love to have you share this post for Cottage Flora Thursday's on my blog...im looking for other gardeners that feel the way I do about flowers!!! Xoxo

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  2. What beautiful pictures of your garden. I can almost feel a bit of warm sun here in my zero degrees temperature.

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  3. Lovely pictures!

    Hugs,
    Amette
    Sweden

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  4. Beautiful pictures that you share.
    I love spring that's the most beautiful season of the year!!!
    Greetings from Belgium,
    Liliane

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  5. This was such an inspiring post. You are teaching me to slow down and enjoy the moment. Thank you.

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  6. Oh- I so needed this bright and Springy post today...while all is dark and gloomy here and I am stuck inside at work-where sunshine is only in my imagination as there are no windows in this area.

    Thank you for the inspiration and the loveliness, Cielo- xxoo Diana

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  7. spring..... can't wait we are having a major snow storm.
    cathy

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  8. Tan maravllosamente lindo tu jardin y tus rosas que imagino cuánto sueñas por que llegue la primavera!! Y cuando aca es invierno yo disfruto mucho tu jardín!!!
    abrazos querida Cielo

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  9. Wow! I must absolutely follow your blog!... It's amazing!
    If you want, come and find me on
    http://melogranoantico.blogspot.com
    Raffaella

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  10. Wow! I must absolutely follow your blog!... It's amazing!
    If you want, come and find me on
    http://melogranoantico.blogspot.com
    Raffaella

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  11. Cielo, you are so reading my mind. I have been thinking about spring and what I want to plant in my garden. I will have hydrangeas this spring and summer for the very first time! I am so excited!!! Lovely post, as usual. Thanks so much! :D

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  12. Cielo, you are so reading my mind. I have been thinking about spring and what I want to plant in my garden. I will have hydrangeas this spring and summer for the very first time! I am so excited!!! Lovely post, as usual. Thanks so much! :D

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  13. Cielo, you are so reading my mind. I have been thinking about spring and what I want to plant in my garden. I will have hydrangeas this spring and summer for the very first time! I am so excited!!! Lovely post, as usual. Thanks so much! :D

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  14. What a lovely post, and your flower images are just perfect on a cold winter's day! Thank you!
    a bientôt,
    Mimi

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  15. All those flowers are so beautiful. I can't wait to see what you pick out :) :) Love and hugs and happy garden planning, Heather :)

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  16. Nice pictures for an awful weather here, from Spain!
    Thaks so much!

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  17. I can feel what you feel Celio for I did the same.
    I like to relax and to leaf through my garden books and mags and let me dream of spring and summer.
    All is beautiful on your blog.

    ♥ Hélène Glehen - a French artist, fond of roses and romantic stuff ♥

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  18. Such a lovely post...we are having a bit of Springtime weather here right now, so I'm off to do a bit of gardening!

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  19. Hi Cielo,
    Oh yes, I do the same thing! I gather my favorite magazines and books and flip though the photos and dream!.
    A very pretty post today!
    Have a sweet day and hugs,
    Elizabeth

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  20. Your site is just beautiful, and I love your "show off your cottage monday"

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  21. Beautiful post... in these chilled days its so soothing and make me so happy very lovely
    Wish you pay a visit to me
    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
    Love
    Farah

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