Saturday, January 28, 2012

Lifting January

As we come to the end of January it feels as though the heavy cloud of “what ever it was” is lifting. Maybe it’s because the days are really beginning to get longer and the light feels and looks different as well. The birds definitely think it’s Spring. Anyway … what ever it was isn’t as bad any more. Thank goodness! I should remember from year to year though. It always feels like this in January whether we’re snowed in or not.

I just ventured out into the garden and found these two small trolls busily at work, helping the spring flowers to shed their layers of dead leaves. I followed them for a few minutes as they went about their business. They seem to take great pleasure in what they do. They may be a bit like groundhogs. When they come out to help the flowers, then spring has truly come. Having said that, it will probably snow tomorrow! I don’t know if they have to see their shadows or not. They might have seen them today since it’s quite beautiful and sunny.




7 comments:

  1. I agree - this oppressive feeling is starting to lift here as well, which makes everything feel lighter and easier to do! I love the trolls in your garden, especially their expressions, so content! Lovely photos! Happy February to you!

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  2. I think it is the extra light. I'm feeling a lightening of my spirit as well. It's funny, we barely even HAD winter here (northern Sierras, southeastern Cascades), virtually no rain or snow this year, and yet somehow that made the last month even drearier. I'm ready to hear the first whispers of spring and look for the promise of it to come in my gardens.

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  3. P.S. Your wee greenies are adorable.

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  4. I love the trolls you found in your garden. It's always magical when they are seen. Hopefully some of trolls will come out around my home soon.

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  6. These guys are just perfect! I bet they use those long noses to poke holes in the ground to plant seeds in.

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