25 January 2011

Waiting for Springtime Blues

Blue Flax (May 2010) and Springtime Blues Bracelet (January 2011)
First, before I start rambling, I would like to thank everyone who has visited my blog and left comments; you are all just wonderful. Anyone who thinks the Internet and social networking "isolate" us from real life hasn't (1) lived in a very rural, remote area, and (2) made the kind of lasting connections that I and many others have made online over the years. Remember pen pals? I had one when I was a kid, a childhood friend who moved away when I was 6, and with whom I stayed in touch for many years afterward. Now, thanks to Facebook and this blog, I'm in frequent contact with far-flung family and friends I don't get to see in person very often. Anyhoo, thank you again; I always feel honored when someone visits and takes the time to leave a comment, and I enjoy visiting your blogs and seeing what you've been up to lately, too.

So after a very brief interlude with muted winter colors, I seem to be pushing ahead into the colors and themes of springtime. I'm sure there's some wishful thinking there, but I can also feel myself emerging slowly from the mental fog that usually closes in on me after Thanksgiving and lasts through most of January. When I lived back east, it lasted from mid-October to mid-February, so New Mexico definitely is an improvement, and in any case I do try to just go with the flow of seasons, at least to the extent possible when I also have to keep up with my responsibilities. As much as I miss gardening in the winter, I probably wouldn't have the energy for it anyway, at least not till the sun was above the horizon for ten or more hours a day. Those of you who live in very northern areas, how do you function with six or fewer hours of daylight? Given that I'm about half Scottish, how is it that I practically fall apart with fewer than nine? Weird.

6 comments:

Elisabeth said...

Beautiful! Love those colors!

Anja said...

very touching!!

Kate said...

I am ready for some more sun too! This blue makes me think of wonderfully clear oceans and lakes, which sure would be nice right about now. I love your use of color. It's like a little creative online shot of espresso :) Have a great day!

Kristi Bowman said...

So pretty!! I love the way you present your jewelry, makes me want to improve!! Thank you!

Anna said...

A very pretty composition indeed.
Here in Calgary we get pretty short days till Dec 21st. Then the daylight slowly increases until summer comes where it is still kind of bright at 11pm ! I love that.

Pretty Things said...

Oh WOW but you hit this one out of the park!