colored world

So, how was y’alls week?

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We had a mixed bag of weather again this week, nothing major – enough snow to be pretty, then it went away.

Father Cottage had surgery this week, which he came through with flying colors.

Earlier in the week, That Cat and I took a little walk in the snow.

First Stop is to watch the fish swim under the ice.

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Hello Mr. Owl, hope your head isn’t too cold.

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My studio remains quiet and under pad-lock, but oh so lovely in a blanket of white.  Don’t you think?

The last of the logs were hauled away this week, clearing the way for the excavation to continue.

If the weather would only allow…

Here’s the thing.

I’m wrestling with my colored world.

When all the changes come about to our little cottage, you guys might be surprised to know

that Coral Cottage will no longer be.  I mean our cottage will no longer be coral colored.

You know I love color, so it won’t be colorless, I can assure you of that!

My domain name expires soon and so will this blog.

I’m not sure where that leaves us.

I’ve been pondering this for a long time, but the answer hasn’t come to me.

Whether I should continue to blog.

Should I continue to blog under a new name?

I’ve really come to enjoy the conversations that I have shared with my on-line blogging friends and don’t really want that to end.

Sigh.  I’ll continue to ponder.

Meanwhile…

Later today the super bowl will be played, and tomorrow is groundhog day.  Personally I’d rather watch a groundhog look for his shadow – just sayin’.

A little February folk-lore.

• February 2 is also Candlemas Day. It’s no accident that Groundhog Day and Candlemas are celebrated together, for both signify the triumph of light over darkness, spring over winter. In the Christian tradition, it is the day when a year’s supply of candles are blessed. See more about Candlemas.

• February 2 is 40 days after Christmas and is known as the Feast of the Purification among Christians. “February” was the month for cleansing, when yule greens were removed from homes and churches and old brush and debris were burned to prepare the fields for the next sowing.

• February 2 is exactly halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox, and the daylight is 1 hour and 2 minutes longer on this day than it was when winter began.

When is the spring equinox? See our First Day of Spring page here.

Oh, about those groundhogs: Expect 6 more weeks of winter either way!

I totally took all the above information from The Farmer’s Almanac.

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a week in cottage photos week 12/5-12/12

Around here it has been wet.  Which makes not only me but the fur babies go nuts.

I’ve done some decorating and sewing these rainy days.

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That Cat says rainy weather makes him want to hang out under the tree.

 Me too, and sip hot cocoa.

The Singer has been purring non-stop while I work on making a few gifts.

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The sun returned and brought the wind.

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The tips of the Hemlock shimmer with rain at the foot of the driveway as my neighbors dash on by.

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Early morning sunlight casts a glow on everything.

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Betsy beagle and That Cat play chase around the tractor.

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Opps the tire is flat.  “Let’s get out of here before we get blamed for it!”

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My big sister came over and cooked a batch of the most awesome Thai ginger shrimp soup for our lunch.

Nothing like hot spicy soup to chase away the chills.

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A week of good stuff, I hope yours has been the same.

See you later, Bye!

Kim