Monday, February 1, 2010

Trudging Into February


 The expected storm didn't leave much snow -- just a reminder that it is, after all, still winter. 

 
 Snowy bank? Sand dune? 
Dream on . . .
Onward, into February!

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17 comments:

Victoria said...

A whole month of the new year gone...the older I get, the faster time rushes past.

I love the picture of the little kitty prints in the snow, especially since I know they can go back inside a warm house when they want to!

Martin H. said...

Vicki

The days are just beginning to stretch themselves a little over here. I can't wait to feel some sunshine on my shoulders once again.

Pat in east TN said...

It is SO hard to believe that it's February already ... yes, time passes quickly with age, but the days are getting longer, so even with more snow in the forecast maybe spring isn't too far behind.

Jon Lee said...

I love your pictures.

Star said...

I love the footprints too. I have always loved footprints, they are so mysterious, aren't they.
February is not my favourite month - enough said.
Blessings, Star

Vicki Lane said...

February -- a month of hope and the occasional heartbreak. The buds swell and we hope a freeze won't get them.

Carol@ Writers Porch/ Book House said...

I'm glad to see January pass! Just 4 more weeks and spring planting!I love March. I 've got to get busy on those bathrooms!! :) Great pics Vicki!

Vagabonde said...

It’s good that it was not too much snow to stop everything. February already – my husband’s birthday is tomorrow, Ground Hog Day 2nd February. Don’t know whether I should bake him a cake or be lazy and go to the French bakery – their cakes are superior to mine. I’ll cook one of his favorite dish – which is not French but I learned it – New England corned beef dinner.

willow said...

Contrary to most, I actually like January, and feel sad to see it go.

Vicki Lane said...

Thanks, Carol! Our planting season is a good bit farther away, alas!

How lucky you are to have a French bakery nearby, Vagabonde! But I find it hard to believe anyone would choose a New England boiled dinner over French cooking! Ah, well, chacun a son gout.

Vicki Lane said...

Willow -I like the cozy, hibernating feel of January. But after a while, the dogs seem to be constantly underfoot and the sight of more snow no longer thrills and I'm ready to move on.

My Carolina Kitchen said...

The weather has been something this January. I heard that the Farmer's Almanac predicted it. I'm thinking I should start reading their almanac.
Stay warm.
Sam

Kathryn Stripling Byer said...

Hi Vicki, I've been a sluggard with blog-visiting. And then the snow and power outage that lasted two days here. I did a lot of cooking on the woodstove in the living room. Wish I could take your fiction course. I've a story coming out in the NC Literary Review, btw---and feel like an amateur. I need some "professional help" before I go any further....

Vicki Lane said...

Hey Sam -- Love your post on the running of the sheep! Yep, this has been some serious weather. I like to think it's put a hurting on some of the bugs that attack my garden.

Kay -- A story in the NC Lit Review is pretty good, I'd say.

My class is meant for folks working on novels -- short stories are another sort of beast entirely. I've written two in the past two years and am not satisfied with either.

Susan M. Bell said...

We got a lot more snow up here than you did it looks like. Sat here today listening to the rumble of it sliding off the roof today, just like back in December. Although, it wasn't quite as loud this time.

Tipper said...

I'm thinking of summer and warm dirt : )

Vicki Lane said...

Hey, Susan, Hey Tipper -- It's been a pretty yucky day -- heavy fog and slow melting. But at least it's not icy!