My World Tuesday: It Seems Like it Goes on Like This Forever

I've been living like a hothouse flower since the big snows wound up in mountainous heaps on the side of the roads. Visibility is down to nothing, and there's no place to jump out of the way when the speed demons come along, so I haven't been out for a walk in ages. Besides, before Christmas I ripped a whole in my right shin when I miscalculated the slipperiness of the road and fell against the curb, so I'm shy about taking chances. 

Still, this being-inside-and-working-out-on-the-elliptical-and-lacking-of-Vitamin-D thing is getting to me. So I decided if I'm going to be a hothouse creation, I'm not doing it alone. I bought home a few hyacinths from the market on Sunday.  That was spring brought to the table.





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Later that day, I moved on to summer with a warm lavender bath and some lavender water--and capped off the whole experience with a 5-pound, very thick, very cozy sweater.  Because it's a cold day in February.  There will be no buying my way out of that simple fact.



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P.S. The good news:  I awoke to the sound of a (possibly very confused) bird singing in the tree outside my bedroom window.




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  1. It will be spring soon, before you know it. And you will wonder where the winter went. Happy Valentines Day!

    xoxoxoox

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  2. You always strike me as a beautiful flower in bloom. And none of these hothouse jobbies either. You're the real deal wildflower.

    Lovely photos. Stay warm!

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  3. That purple feeds me! Vitamin P! I have an pink orchid that has been blooming for 4 weeks so far.

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  4. beautiful images Sandy...we have a few of the same confused birds hanging out in our trees too:( poor birdies.

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  5. You are indeed a flower in this world, Sandy, and a beautiful, rich, colorful purple one at that! So sorry about the injury to your leg, hope it is mending well. Sometimes we do have to create our own environment, one that nourishes us as we move from the cold winter to a beautiful spring. Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  6. Anonymous1:03 PM

    Love the way your flower goes from black and white to colour.

    We woke up to minus 25 C this morning.. Freezing. But I heard a woodpecker telling me to hold on... the light, the spring - it's coming!

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  7. Winter will surely end soon : ) Glad you found some flowers to brighten your days till then.

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  8. yes indeed February is still winter. Though sometimes it brings us spring like days. Your ideas to lift your spirit are lovely and I will remember them. I bought myself a sprig of orchids for the same reason. ah.

    oh, and your photos, they are wonderful.

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  9. I know exactly how you feel!

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  10. I hope spring will be early rather than late this year for you. You express yourself so well with words and photography.

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  11. Oh ouch!! that sounds painful.
    Hope you are ok with the leg.
    I trip over my feet in the house so I also hate to walk where I feel it is dangerous for me.
    Time sure changes life for me thats for sure.

    Well take care of yourself and the shots are great.:)

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  12. the winter hasn't been too nice to you and your part of the country. hope spring more than makes up for this miserable winter.

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  13. A Hyacinth opens the door to spring.
    Lavender is the scent of summer. You are in very good company cooped up, snug in your woolly jumper. Just close your eyes and you hear a bird's welcome.

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  14. The hyacinth must look pretty and cheerful. We had a 66 degrees today so the snow is melting. Stay war and I hope your leg is better.

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  15. hang in there, this is a test-spring will come.

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  16. The perfume of a hyacinth always brings spring into the house - enjoy while you can, it won't be long until you can get out again.

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  17. I'm very sad about your shin, and about your cabin fever. Very happy about the hyacinth and about the bird. And quite pleased that my trailer is in a state that begins with the letter "F" and not the letter "C".

    -Greg

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  18. Anonymous6:04 PM

    You wouldn't believe how lucky you are, how much appreaciated this escape was.

    Please have you all a good week ahead.

    daily athens

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  19. Hope you have recovered well by now. Love the images, soon it will be spring.

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  20. Sandy, I'm definitely going to try your tactics! I bet your house smells wonderful, too.

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  21. I hope things get warm and sunny soon. We have a big thaw going on. Its going to be over 70 on Thursday (it was minus 11 last week0.

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  22. I like the B&W and then blue flower. I hope you are ok with the leg now.
    Happy week!

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  23. Thank you for this beuatiful spring sentiments.;) I love hyacinths and I love the scent and I love to have them inside. The other day I walked into a store and they were selling these lovely flowers and the whole store was perfumed.;)
    I too am looking forward to spring so much.;)
    xoxo

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  24. I awoke to the sound of a (possibly very confused) bird singing in the tree outside my bedroom window.>> i can imagine that moment.

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  25. spring will come! lots of hugs!

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  26. Lovely Sandy. Glad you're the type who adjusts to all climates - even if you have to bring them indoors. The photos are beautiful.

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  27. I haven't heard a song bird since last fall! Sigh! I am anxiously awaiting spring for sure!!! It has messed up my walking schedule as well...so cold and snowy. Yuck!!
    Time for old man winter to go!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  28. Spring is definitely in the air. I'm sorry about your shin, ouch! but I do hope it's mending well. The lavender bath sounded like bliss and the flowers, so pretty.

    Hugs Sandy and take care, G

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  29. Beautiful images!

    We've had several good weather days (got to 60 yesterday) so I have been getting my much needed Vit D fix. I can really tell when I am deprived - my whole attitude changes (and not for the good)

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