|We are enjoying white, pink tinged Apple Blossom Amaryllis blossoms and the last glory of our red Poinsettia.|
|The blossoms are so heavy I found the stalwart green stem bent in half one morning! : (|
|Then I discovered that the green and brown palm trees from the Fisher-Price Nativity set are able to prop up the stem. |
Can you see them? : )
|My youngest son and I fiddled with the electric stove and coaxed it to warmly glow orange and gold with new light bulbs.|
|This pretty scarlet and green Cyclamen plant was purchased for my youngest daughter to cheer her as she recovers from hip surgery.|
|Knitting this alpaca, silk cowl feels like I am knitting a soft warm, fluffy, silvery cloud.|
|When Teresa and I came out of the gym pool one day, recently, Mt. Hood was outstandingly snowy white against blue gray clouds.|
|Our confused Camellia bush is producing these gorgeous pink and white Springtime blossoms.|
|Usually this bush starts blooming in late February, so we are getting an early treat seeing the pretty pink contrasting against the deep evergreen leaves of the bush.|
|Mt. Hood was glowing goldenly from Jonsrud overlook near Sandy, Oregon, just before sunset recently.|
|After the Seattle Seahawks won their last football game my oldest daughter took this photo with her iPhone of a muted winter rainbow we saw out my window.|
|A few days ago I received this lovely card and felt stitched heart shaped Valentine pin from my sweet friend, Betsy. My basket full of rainbow colored yarn seemed a good background to perch the card and pin on to show you. I bought the cotton yarn in this basket on sale from Lyon Brand Yarn a few months ago and am enjoying single crocheting around 35 chains to form a double thickness rainbow colored pot holder. |
The new year has found me occupied fighting off a cold for a week, involved with my youngest daughter's out patient surgery on her left hip, reading material for a class on Eastern Orthodox history, exploring the use of the word "secret" in Scripture, helping to keep my living space tidy, celebrating my oldest son-in-law's birthday, swimming less than usual, and doing a little knitting and crocheting, too. I re-read some of Women's Work: the first 20,000 years, by Elizabeth Wayland Barber, that Annie has been reviewing on her blog, but in general I feel I am behind on EVERYTHING, including post reading. However, the shades of winter around me stop me in my tracks...to behold beauty in the moment. I am grateful God created it! I am recharged by it! I want to replicate it! I want to share it!
How are the shades of winter affecting you?