Sunday, February 02, 2014

Quietly We Enter February

So January has gone past and quietly we have entered February...

Echeveria rosea enjoying some winter sun
That's what I remarked anyway on Saturday morning when we both noted how calm and serene it felt at that time and such an atmosphere lasted for us all weekend. This is in contrast to our anticipation that February is actually set to be an activity filled month for us, which will be good as there will be plenty of blog material coming out of it. 



Serenity this weekend however was much appreciated, and much needed especially as we're still feeling the after effects and recovering from the silly busy year for us that was 2013.

It was sunny and the air was still for most of the weekend, in contrast to how the weather was the weekdays before that wherein endless rainfall and gusts of winds were the norm. So the break from all of them was a welcome relief and contributed greatly to this sense of calm at the start of February.

This was fine
This was fine
Even this fungi is fine!
But sunny it may be, it's still only February which means its still winter. And winter mode we will remain in for now so we only had a quick wander down the garden and carried on with indoor pursuits (house redecoration continues) afterwards.



At least the cats kept us company too!

A calm entry to a fun filled February...

Mark :-)

26 comments:

  1. A period of calm and quiet is what we all need now and then to recharge our batteries. I'm glad you were able to enjoy your garden in such nice winter weather. We're finally enjoying some rain--drizzle is more like it but even that is better than nothing.

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    1. Indeed Gerhard, quiet periods are needed just as much as activity laden ones are. Hope you guys get more rain soon!! Not too much but just enough to end the drought :)

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  2. Your cats are adoable! The fungi is another matter, but very interesting! Have a great February. By the way, after last weeks single digit temps and snow storm, we were up in the 70's today! Talk about yo-yo weather. It's raining now, but at least it's not snow. Enough of that!

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    1. Weather can be a funny thing eh? Have a fab February too Debs and yay that's there's no more snow there! :)

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  3. I'm glad you and the cats were able to enjoy a calm and sunny weekend. One can't ask for more!

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  4. While you ask for calm and sunny, I beg for rain..it's all relative isn't it ? The clouds obliged today , but we have a long way to go to make up for the dry Jan ,Dec, and Nov.

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    1. Wish we could send some of the rain we've been having over to you guys, we have more than enough of it already this winter!

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  5. I'm with you on the waiting and enjoying the calm before the storm. I thoroughly appreciated the little bit of sunshine at the weekend to get a few garden jobs done but at the same time am very aware it could (and probably will) all change again soon! Love the first photo, just beautiful! And your white cat reminds me of Duchess in the Disney film 'The Aristocats'! (Now you're going to tell me that the cat's male … lol!) xx

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    1. It was nice wasn't it Caro? A nice break from all the rains we've been having :) Twinkles does resemble Duchess, only thought of it when you mentioned it!

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  6. Well there we go with writing a comment and google being down again. Can't believe how much they have problems. Anyway sounds like you are really geared up for Spring this year. Can't blame you with as many wonderful things you have accomplished out there.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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    1. Thanks Cher! Google has its moments of frustration...

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  7. I always say that I don't care if it rains all week long, as long as I get one sunny day on the weekends...hard to believe it's almost spring!

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    1. Ditto Scott! Sunny, dry, and even warm on weekends and days off are always desired!

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  8. You win my prize for the best Echiveria- and the prettiest cats!

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  9. You must both be very much in need of a quite February before the madness that is a gardener's March is upon us! Even the cats look relaxed, must be the rare and wonderful sunshine.

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    1. Both cats still happily frolic outside even when raining but I can imagine they still prefer dry and sunny weather :) Yes a quiet Feb is appreciated, come spring it will be very busy again, but that's a good type of busy!

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  10. After a wet Saturday here we enjoyed a beautiful sunny Sunday. Glad to read that you had a tranquil weekend. It won't last :)

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  11. Those kitty shots say it all. We can learn a lot from them about enjoying the moment...and I think you have.

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    1. Our cats teach us a thing or two sometimes Ricki :)

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  12. Steady. I think you have a bad case of premature euphorbia. Spring can not come soon enough for me but we must be patient.

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    1. Ahh Don, same here! Patience is a virtue but so looking forward to spring already, can't wait!

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  13. Calm is good! Your green kids seem to be happily sleeping the winter away and your furry kids are as cute as ever!

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