Monday, February 6, 2012

Winter blooms

This Colorado girl is used to February looking like this (thanks for the picture, Dad!):

But this February, I’m seeing this:


No leaves, green grass, and no snow. It’s crazy to me that I haven’t seen snow since we went camping in July (in Colorado). My system is a little bit in shock from not going through my normal seasons. I’m not sure what to think of these 60+ degree “winter” days, but I’ve had a little bit of fun posting pictures of palm trees and green grass on my Facebook page as my friends and family in Colorado are posting pictures from the snow storm that dumped 14+ inches of snow last week. Sorry, friends, I couldn’t help myself.

But the real kicker? This:

Winter Blooms

There are flowers blooming… in our yard… in FEBRUARY!

I never thought I’d say this, but I miss the snow. Sure, I don’t miss the thought of sliding off of the road into a ditch during a big snow storm, but I miss what I know as winter and I miss the peace that comes from staring out the window at a blanket of white over the world.

Maybe a trip to the California “mountains” in a few weeks will help put my system back in check… or maybe I just need to suck it up and enjoy the sunshine and this new season of life ;-)

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh, I would trade places with you in a heartbeat. I am SO over this winter. It's been a bad one for some reason and we just got another 3 inches this morning. It feels like spring is NEVER going to get here!
    Smell some roses for me!


Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts!