Monday, February 07, 2011

It's a 6-letter-word

It feels like you-know-what
I've been noticing it. A few things here and there.

Three days ago on a walk my eye spied yellow crocus in bloom. But today I really felt it. It was beyond the daffodils 4 inches out of the ground or the hyacinths beginning to poke up beyond the soil's edge. Last night's rain had rinsed everything clean again, but as I surveyed the landscape from my back patio (also known as waiting for the dog to do her business) it was perfectly clear to me. The air didn't have the bone chilling steeliness, and the raindrops hanging on the leaves were illuminated by sunshine that had a different tone to it. I am so aware of light, and the different angles of the sun and how it changes the color of light, shadow and tone. It really does feel like spring, now, in my most dreaded of months, February.

It's been a bit quiet here at Lelo in Nopo, but then, it's a quiet time of year for me. I haven't told you yet of my word of the year, but it is in full on manifestation mode. I've had some epiphanies going on in my life, and I'm preparing to emerge on the other side. Much like Spring is beginning to show itself in bits and pieces, here and there, I'll return to the busy crafting of my life, of gardening, cooking, preserving and homemaking....the things I blog about here. But in my quest to be constantly learning and growing, I'm excited about changes going on, and how these things will be changing along with me. I've been weighing pros and cons, sizing up the balance of life, and coming to terms with doing what I love and loving what I do. With that said, my podcast is on hiatus for now. But stay tuned for new news, big thinking, and focusing on the simplicity and loveliness of life....

10 comments:

A Lewis said...

6 letters. Hum. Let's see, "Winter"?

I've caught it too. That's precisely why February is one of my most favorite months of the year.

Mom said...

Should I worry? I think not. Expecting good things.
Hugs, Mom

Heather said...

That six-letter word is definitely a nasty one here - we're expecting 3-5 inches of snow in the next two days. Again.

danger garden said...

Yes! And the smell, have you noticed the smell? The air is so sweet, it's alive. I can't get enough of it. I went out to get he paper Sunday morning and had to sit down on the porch in my pj's to soak it in. So wonderful.

Laguna Dirt said...

you feel it, sense it, respond to it. so it is! go for it!

Rozanne said...

Indeed! How happy I was to see the Sun after days of relentless all-day-long gray. The kind of gray where you know the Sun will not come out that day. But winter is losing it's grip. Gorgeous blue sky today at lunchtime as a colleague and walked across the Steel Bridge along the waterfront and back on the Burnside Bridge. I wish I had brought my camera with me for proof that the sky can be a color other than gray! And...I saw plum blossoms on the way home. Seems early, but I'll take it! I really, really want to know what your six-letter word is!

Grace Peterson said...

It's light at 5 o'clock now. The days are getting longer. And have you noticed the birds? They know spring is in the air.

scottweberpdx said...

These last few weeks I've really been noticing the change, Grace is right, the birds are just going crazy...it makes me realize just how quiet it is in the winter.

Zoe / pearled earth said...

We're still well insulated under a blanket of snow, but I too can smell a new season blowing in on the wind that blows from the west. How encouraging!

Wholesale Nursery said...

Beautiful flowers..! I think the word is winter!:) Thanks for the post.