27 February 2014

Can You Smell the Lemongrass?

Lucky me. I was the winner of Sharon Odegaard's giveaway for this year's Grow Your Blog Party. Sharon lives in sunny California and for weeks I've been drooling over the lovely nature photography on her blog Leaning Into Life.

These came in the mail wrapped in white tissue. I can't tell you how cheery they made me feel. They smell heavenly. Lemongrass is my absolute favorite scent, with lavender a close second.

Thank you, Sharon.

We have a cold spell going on here on the Keweenaw Peninsula. Our high temp today was -8 degrees. Tomorrow is expected to be colder. Most of the local schools were closed today and probably will be tomorrow as well. Stay safe and warm wherever you are.

Think Spring!



17 February 2014

Reaching for the Sun

Happiness is a warm house and a sunny day. It has been a long winter and it's not over by a longshot.

I brought one of my geraniums up from the basement where they have spent the winter under fluorescent lights. Though they've been neglected and have gotten leggy, the promise of spring is in their earthy smell.

I hope you're weathering the winter wherever you are. It has been brutal and tragic for so many.

Stay warm and safe.