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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Of Kitties and Snowstorms and Blossoms...

Oliver is getting tired of  "watching winter" through the window.  I'm getting tired of winter too... Ollie loves lying on the back of the couch and it is his favourite spot on a sunny winter day when he can soak up the warmth of the sun. (I snapped this pic of him a few days ago when the sun was just catching part of his face.) But he's getting pretty bored with all this white stuff. We've had snowstorms the last three weekends in a  row and we have another doozy of a storm coming tomorrow. We're to get freezing rain and then 15-25 cm. of snow. Schools were closed yesterday and I suspect they'll be closed again tomorrow... I know we're now past mid-February and spring is only a month away (hopefully!!), but could someone please shut off the snow machine soon? Ollie and I are getting really tired of white...

So , assuming perhaps you are tired of white too, here's a little colour for you. I have been enjoying the blooms on another amaryllis. This one is a coral colour - I believe it's the same bulb whose blossom is in my header photo above. I've shared many amaryllis photos with you before so I have tried to look at this bloom with fresh eyes...from a new angle...  So just forget that snow outside and enjoy this wonderful colour - painted by Mother Nature herself. She's quite an artist. But  I am ready for her to put away her white paint  and get her more colourful palette out to once again paint our landscape...




 On a final note, my red quilt is all together. You'll see it soon....

Peace,
Linda

"In all natural things, there is something of the marvelous." ~ Aristotle

6 comments:

Darlene D said...

Beautiful pictures! We're getting all rain here today! Good sewing day!

GailM. said...

Hi there. I'm checking in from Aruba. Olie needs to come here. There's lots of lizzards and gekkos to watch and chase. Sunny and warm. Don't even need to see what the temp is any more. It's warm.

Wendy Ouellette said...

Oh that Ollie is a handsome fellow! Pretty flowers too...calling for snow here in Texas...it will be like a circus show on the hiways.

Wendy said...

Beautiful picture of beautiful Oliver! Our snow is still here! It's usually gone by now in my part of BC, but it's melting very slowly this year. :-(

Pamela Gordon said...

What beautiful photos, Linda. Ollie has a sweet face as he lays in the sunshine and the amaryllis collage is gorgeous. I'm glad the storm didn't hit us as bad today as they said. The roads are a mess but not much snow down. We have enough!

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Great shots of your beautiful amaryllis flower!

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