that's not totally accurate. It's more like, rainy days that seem to have no end
AND frigid winter temps that force me to stay inside
Let's just say, winter and cold weather DO NOT agree with me at all.
But then, that's a little tidbit I shared with you...
right from the start.
And I also happen to be someone who likes color—something greatly
lacking during these dismal winter days.
It's no accident that I still have a fall banner at the top of my blog. It makes me
smile to see all those warm, sunny colors up there.
Alas, the trees have all shed their gorgeous autumnal apparel
and have left an ocean of brown, crackly leaves upon the forest floor.
The raindrops hang from their now-bare branches...
like glistening miniature ornaments.
It has been raining here for days, and, at times, the fog has settled so
densely upon the surrounding hills...
that they take on the appearance of an Impressionist painting—
though lacking the color
The landscape that only a short while ago teemed with abundant plant life
now feels lifeless and dull.
Even the field grasses, which during fall were a delightful, golden hue,
have grown pale in this intense cold.
As I walked around the farm—in my wellies and layered
clothing—I was struck with just how quickly the color
has seemed to drain from my surroundings.
Another good reason to just stay indoors
and hibernate for a few more weeks, I thought...
until I caught a glimpse of this sight!
The daffodils are suddenly beginning to spring up beneath the trees—
their beautiful green leaves dotting the landscape with life...
That's one of the reasons that daffodils are my very favorite flower.
At the point when the earth seems so gloomy and barren, these
little bursts of sunshine shoot up...
displaying their golden splendor.
In a few days, I'll be able to venture outside and pluck a handful
of these beauties to brighten up the inside of the cottage.
Just what I need to cheer me up on a rainy Monday! ; )