But February made me shiver… — Don Mclean, American Pie
As I put this look back together Don Mclean’s song kept echoing in my head. A melancholy song for a melancholy month… a month of some hard emotional lifting. A month that the weather, miraculously, matched my mood.
But as I look back, I see glimmers of hope… increasing daylight, a gift of flowers that remind me how very much I am loved, a brilliant young poet who speaks to my heart, not one but two finished objects, and a wee doggy who is simply the best companion – especially on the hard days. Oh, and the snowdrops closed out the month, gently reminding me that these melancholy days are not permanent.
Increasing daylight was the biggest bonus for me. Seeing the sun makes me smile.
I love the sweet, funky look of your happy hours!
Looking forward to Spring!
Thanks for your posts!
Thank you for always making me smile.
I absolutely adore you.
I’m glad to see that lovely Hitchhiker again, your beautiful skies, Sherman, and snowdrops! I hope to see mine this week as more snow melts.
Gah. I hate it when I do that. Meant to leave a regular comment, not a reply. And I have no excuses. Good grief. Hopefully, Sherman will get the message anyway.
That bouquet is stunning! And I’m glad that your photos gave you glimmers of the good things about the month.
There is always HOPE!!! And more daylight is at the top of the list…along with Sherman of course and snow drops. We are heading to Spring Kat!!!
Somehow February doesn’t seem as bleak to me as January (maybe it’s the slight increase in light or the fact that it’s shorter overall), but all the same I was happy to see it go. I am ready for more sun, longer days, and more things blooming outside!
I like your look back at February and admire your honesty. Some days are better than others as we come to the end of winter and maybe the beginning of the end of the pandemic. Beautiful flower arrangement and Sherman is the best. I saw snowdrops blooming in my neighborhood today.