These winter days

These have been wonderfully quiet, pondering & thinking kind of days.  These winter days after the activity of the holiday season and before the days of spring.

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It is a fresh new year!

 Always at this time I am looking forward to spring.  I know it will not be far off.  But for now I will bring a little spring inside.

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Primroses are out now…a sure sign for me that spring will be coming!

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These are the geranium cuttings I took back in the fall and set in water to root.

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Success!

They all rooted and now have been planted in soil.   I am so excited about this!  There have even been some blossoms!  In the spring I can plant them into one of the outside window boxes.  I love the frugality and satisfaction of this!  This fall maybe I will do more.

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Enjoying the evening with some candlelight.  Bill cut me a piece of branch from a limb that came down in a windstorm and I am using it as a little base for the candle…the rustic simplicity makes me smile.  Now it is all drippy with wax and adds even more charm.

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I found  some beeswax tarts in a favorite little shop, and you should smell them!  The fresh honey smell is just delightful!  They are a new favorite, and they were so inexpensive!

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Reading by the fire!  This is has become one of my favorite winter activities.  We don’t have any small children to read to, but a couple years ago Bill and I started reading aloud to each other on winter evenings.   It allows for a slowing and settling in for the evening.  What a joy it is to read a good book together this way.

With this new year I hope it brings joy and fresh hope to you!  It is a new opportunity for us to do His will.

Sweet blessings friends!

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14 thoughts on “These winter days

  1. Hi Sharon,
    I feel as though I just had a lovely winter visit to your home! You really do have a special eye for elegant simplicty…you should write a book! I would buy it!
    I shall defintely try cuttings of geraniums in future ~ thanks for that fun tip.
    The candle platform made of a slice if branch ( I think that is right? it is quite a dark pic, but it looks roundish ) ~ another great idea.
    Oh, your lovely fire! I would find it hard to leave it! Thank you for sharing all the goodness!

    x

  2. Dear Sharon,
    Your plants look wonderful! I love geraniums.♥
    What a pretty tart warmer! I enjoy using mine…will have to look for beeswax tarts!
    Oh, your beautiful fire! My parents have a wood stove, and I surely do miss it…would love to have one in my home….such a warmth cannot be matched by my heat pump!
    Hope you’re enjoying your week. Take care.♥

  3. Hi Sharon! I love your fire! I also love those geraniums! I wonder when the greenhouse will stock some. I should find out. They are so cheerful.

  4. Alex, it is so nice to have a visit with you! You are so sweet and encouraging! Yes, it is just a slice of a branch…very simple but I love it.
    Well, I’m off to make a fire to sit by, I have a bit of a cold and the warmth will feel good!

    Blessings on your day!

  5. Hello Sharon. I just wanted to let you know I am back in the blogging world. I know it has been a while but I certainly have missed you all. I made a post today. Come by and visit when you can. God bless.

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