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God knew what He was doing when He sent a gentle breeze and brought a lovely butterfly to set my heart at ease. The happiness of your friendship and the gentleness of your words have touched my life in special ways and now I feel assured. Thank you for your loyalty and for reading everyday. I only hope you find things to make a happy day.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

A Promise is a Promise....Unless the Light is Wrong

I promised pictures of my...what I call...garden window. We have "window seats" in our two front bedrooms of our house. One of the bedrooms is used for computer room/office. My computer sits right in front of the window. I like to change up the window for each season...this time flowering plants and sort of a Valentine theme... without the heart shaped things. I waited till the sun was away from the window and snapped a few pictures. They didn't turn out at all. Probably the first time I have nothing to show for my attempt at a posed picture of and arrangement of plants. So much for showing off. I'll have to give it a try tomorrow. As I sit here...it looks pretty nice with pictures in gold frames of my mom and grandma along with primrose plants,  ivy in a pot trailing down, some silk snowdrops etc. Oh, well. It wasn't meant to be.

I read a blog yesterday where the author of the post was complaining about people writing so much about the weather. She felt that weather is weather...we all  have it in one form or another. I suppose I could agree, but when you post most everyday the weather does come up. I like to look back and see what the weather was a year ago...or five years ago at this same date. I think that gardeners have a unique relationship with nature...and weather is a big part of nature.Our minds are always one step ahead of Mother Nature when it comes to weather. When it is snowing...we are lamenting over it and wish it were rain. When the rains come, we wish for drier weather...so we can be outside. When it's dry...we want moisture. It's something that we obsess about, wonder about, worry about, cheer about....no wonder we post about it. This winter has been a rough one.. so far. We worry about our blogger friends when we hear about a bad weather system heading their way. In spring...we will hear tales about tornados and floods and other disasters near people we care about. So, to each his own. I never tire of reading about the weather on blogs...just like I never tire of seeing all the decorating, cooking, book reviews, and just down to earth everyday living...that sometimes includes the weather.


Judy said...

I've often wondered if readers get tired of my weather report on the top of each post. It's been so unusual the last year or two that I think we all think about it--a lot. We had hard winters with a lot of snow when my kids were young--'69's and 70's, but we never had a Polar Vortex come down and sit over the top of us. YIKES.

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh...I hope that wasn't me saying that about the weather. I did write something about how we all talk about it but at least we were all complaining together! I have noticed that whatever season it may be, people are anxious for the next one to arrive. I see the seasons, days and years flying by and I just want to slow it all down, not wish it away.

I have a darn time trying to photograph my kitchen window ledge no matter what the time of day. A blogger told me to stand to the side and get it from an angle...that helps a bit, but not perfect.

Have a great evening!


susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

Maybe you can try again to get pictures of your garden window. I always enjoy seeing pictures of your plants. I'm overwintering several plants in my south facing windows. I brought my big pink Mandevilla plant in at the end of October and it is now vining up into the window blinds.

To me it is interesting to read about the weather that fellow bloggers are having. Reading blogs from Australia always make me long for whatever season I am not in, and blogs from Scandinavian countries make me want to plant flower bulbs to bloom in winter, and make me glad that we don't have as much snow as they do.

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

So, what's the weather like up your way today ( ha ha ha )

I remember your window spot..try again on a different day..it may still have been too sunny. OR if you had sun the camera might have been in shock, not remembering how to deal with that! :)