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Spring says Hello in Yellow

Spring says Hello in Yellow

Posted on Mar 20, 2013 | 2 comments

Here in the Northeast we were visited by another snow storm bringing our total since early February around 100 inches! Ninety something inches more than last year. But who’s counting? The news reports individuals who are angry with the Groundhog. Remember, this year the Groundhog predicted an early spring. Who can you trust? This morning ‘s icy...

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Enchanted by a Fleeting View

Enchanted by a Fleeting View

Posted on Feb 25, 2013 | 3 comments

Darkness accompanied me as I trod downstairs to make my daily latte. A bit later, I climbed the day-lit stairs, and I was awestruck by the view created by last night’s snowfall.  I marveled at myself because I thought I was tired of looking at snow. Yet there I was– captured by the beauty outside my windows. Enchanted, I savored the subtle...

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Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day

Posted on Feb 3, 2013 | 0 comments

Yesterday, February 2nd, was Groundhog Day.  On this day, according to  quaint custom, we watch to see if  the groundhog sees its shadow or doesn’t. The shadow or lack of,  forecasts an early spring or a much longer winter. I celebrate this mid winter day by watching the movie of the same name. For years friends organized a party just to do...

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An Antidote to Winter’s Blahs

An Antidote to Winter’s Blahs

Posted on Jan 30, 2013 | 0 comments

New England midwinter and I find myself contemplating the snow patterns on the roof.  Wondering how I can use the patterns I see in my current design work.  No brain storm to date.  But understanding the fascination drove me to my local garden center seeking some intense new color for my winter weary soul. Voila!  These cyclamen did the trick!...

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