Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Colouring in breakfast

January seems to be taking its time about moving on by. A long, grey, wet, cold month. As the dogs and I squelch our way through the woods each day it seems hard to believe that a month ago all was crisp,the ground frozen rock hard beneath our feet, the trees sharply outlined in frost. I rather miss it. I do not like to feel my boots sink into swampy ground.

I am tired of January.

The dear Technical Advisor came home with market flowers on Saturday and they have been thrilling me ever since.

I have not bought flowers for months. Economising, sigh. But I am considering now that it may be something of a false economy for their effect on my mood is immeasurable.

These flowers have warmed my heart each day since they arrived.

I'm not sure I would have had the courage to buy yellow and purple flowers at the same time but I am very glad my Technical Advisor has no such concerns. The contrasting colours are so very joyful.


Blogger Gina said...

I think your technical advisor has very good taste! I bought myself some flowers today just to cheer up the awful grey outside.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 3:03:00 pm  
Anonymous kim said...

What a nice splurge. And even better that they were given to you instead of buying them yourself. My heart swells...

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 3:29:00 pm  
Blogger Gigibird said...

I'm sure it's the sentiment at this time of year do cheer the soul....I'm tired of January as well....cold or/and damp.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 4:08:00 pm  
Blogger Locket Pocket said...

What lovely flowers. Mr Locket is without question a complete saint but he has never really caught on to the idea of buying me flowers!!! ;o) Lucy xx

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 4:11:00 pm  
Blogger Charity said...

Your flowers are just what I needed to see on a grey January morning! Refreshing!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 4:18:00 pm  
Blogger kristina said...

Such a cheery--and very elegant--breakfast! K x

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 4:37:00 pm  
OpenID skybluepinkish said...

I have turned my back on flower buying as an economy but seeing yours I can see it was a false economy. It won't be long until I can pick my own, but until then I need the colour and I love the purple and yelllow.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 4:37:00 pm  
Blogger Ali said...

I have a sudden yearning for a massive bunch of purple tulips. Somehow I feel less guilty about splurging on flowers at this time of year - they seem justified.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 5:17:00 pm  
Blogger Cybèle said...

I seem to remember that last year you got fed up with the gloomy January too (and boy, is this a gloomy one - when did we last see the sun?), and you made something with lemons - lemon drizzle cake?
And now I'm hungry!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 5:32:00 pm  
Anonymous Jo @ a life in lists said...

flowers are a big cheer up. I love it when we get to daffodil time - nothing more pleasing than vase upon vase of yellow nodding daffodils!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 5:55:00 pm  
Blogger Dragonfly said...

I think flowers should be on prescription as their uplifting properties are often miraculous.

I'm just loving the purple and yellow together.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 10:04:00 pm  
Blogger Shelley in SC said...

Mmmm, love these 2 colors together!! Definitely worth every penny!

Thursday, January 27, 2011 4:52:00 am  
Blogger Jill Bennett said...

What a lovely blog! My first visit, Your Etsy shop is very stylish too. I agree that walking the dogs through the mud everyday is a bit much, and then having to wipe their paws off! Roll on Spring. x

Thursday, January 27, 2011 10:02:00 am  
Anonymous Paula said...

I so agree with you, Winter this year seems to be stretching for ever and ever so the only thing for it is to surround ourselves with as much colour as possible :-)

Thursday, January 27, 2011 11:06:00 am  
Blogger Julia said...

Beautiful flowers and a beautiful blog, it's my first visit and I will be back for sure.
Isn't January clinging on? It seems to have lasted an awful long time, but at last, little by little I feel Spring creeping in - thank you for sharing your photographs and words ~ Lovely!

Julia x

Thursday, January 27, 2011 9:48:00 pm  
Blogger Donna said...

Lovely flowers! I think one of my favorite things about spring is purpley blue and yellow blooming together. I think I may be due for a flower treat myself, it's been snowing steadily here.

Friday, January 28, 2011 7:36:00 am  
Blogger Tabiboo said...

I love January when it is crisp and bright, but these grey days are becoming very dull and yes - soggy.

The flowers are beautiful and certainly very cheery - chin up it is definitely getting lighter.

Nina xxx

Friday, January 28, 2011 10:39:00 am  
Blogger Bethany Hissong said...

What a perfect idea!

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