I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, February 3, 2017

Groundhog Day

Hi everyone! Happy February~

Today was the silly ''holiday'' called Groundhog Day. All in good fun, I suppose. February desperately needs fun, right? If Mo was moonlighting as The Groundhog, he'd be predicting :Spring is on its way! [as indeed it is, no matter what the weather.] At dawn we peeked through the curtains left carelessly ajar and soft fluffy flakes of snow were falling.

No sun.
Mo [and, yes, I] , went back to sleep.

Zzzzz. Pugs are perhaps even better at sleeping than at eating.

You may recall I said my just-planted paperwhite narcissus bulbs would bloom for GH Day. They tried!

One tiny bloom opened ...

They look like asparagus, don't they!

I'll add a photo in the morning. If it's sunny, there should be flowers and fragrance.
My friend and I drove over the bridges to run some errands. Mostly to just get out.

We could order online, sure...but it's nice to get out, move around, see other humans. No cutie Valentine sweaters for Mo at Target though. How sad.

See the houses out in the marsh? These are real house, or fishing camps, as they are called. I'd love to go out there to see them up close someday. They are owned by families, passed down, never bought, owned or sold. Like maritime squatters, now ''grandfathered'' into ownership.

I made a Westering Women block: Bear Paw, a classic block.

Mo helped.

Then we had our sunset walk.

Snow over the ocean to the south east.

The sky has a springtime hint of aquamarine, pale violet, and pink not seen in autumn or early winter. Teasing us to think of summer days and nights to come.



gone to the beach.....