Sunday, February 01, 2009

February, or it's been a long winter


This is the view from my home office window this morning, the first day of February.

I made no attempt to take a good picture, nor crop it, or even take it again. And no effort will be made to write a perky post today either.

That's just how February makes me feel. The best thing I can say about this month is that it's blissfully short.

11 comments:

henri proust said...

The reason February is so very good is that all those long light filled days are just about to come again but not quite yet. We are back on the steep bit of the sine curve that is the seasons and the direction is positive. Anticipation is much better than apprehension.
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Emm said...

If it's any consolation, it's like that over here, too, on the other side of the pond. Some blue skies, high cirrus, and brown grass. But the bulb flowers are starting to push up out of the ground. Soon, soon . . .

spacedlaw said...

But tomorrow is Chandeleur! A month in which you HAVE to make pancakes can't be all that bad (even if it does contain Valentine's day too. You cna't win all the time).

Betty C. said...

spaced -- Sometimes we make crêpes for Chandeleur, but this weekend we had a big dinner party on Saturday, so I didn't feel like anything ambitious whatsoever on Sunday.

Chandeleur has also meant for me: making a zillion crêpes because my daughters have wanted to have parties with their friends. But you're right -- it is a nice tradition. Maybe I'll have to work some in this week.

And Valentine's Day? I wish my husband had a blog!

Ken Broadhurst said...

I know, Betty, I know. But I always think February has got to be better than January -- at least the days are longer. And they couldn't be any grayer.

No snow in Saint-Aignan today, though the snow line is not very far north of us, evidently. But we're having plenty of drizzle and temperatures barely above freezing.

Betty C. said...

Ken, I guess in January I am still feeling up from the holidays, and it is always kind of festive at work with all of the Happy New Year wishes and, of course, galettes. February is just, well, so blah.

Mimi from French Kitchen said...

I feel just the opposite, but I can understand how ou feel. To me, February offers the first stirrings of spring. The mourning doves, silent for the past four months, start to coo, and there are usually a few balmy days. The sunsets turn brilliant colors of salmon and purple at mid month.

And then in March, the red wing blackbirds return...

Tinsie said...

Yes, February isn't the most charming of months, is it? But it's the last month before March and things always look better in March. Another 24 days and we're done ;-)

Betty C. said...

Tinsie and Mimi, I actually don't like March either. Somehow it never holds its promises. I'm in for a long haul, I guess...

Printemps said...

February still gives us glimpse of spring...

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joy suzanne said...

mm, just catching up. Been enjoying the wordless Wednesdays! That's a great idea.

This photo PERFECTLY captures my blah, cabin-fevery feelings as well.