February has been a lovely month so far in our little corner. We've had some very cold temperatures that puts quite a chill in the air. Then we have had a stretch of quite warm weather where we can go outdoors with just a light jacket on. I remember years ago my Mama saying this was "pneumonia weather." She always said we needed to have the cold to kill all the germs. I'm not sure she was right, but it does make sense. It's always nice to be able to get out into the garden, although very wet, and continue to rake the mountains of leaves we have in our mulch beds. The roses have now all been pruned and should be happy to bring us blooms in May. Being February I'm sure we will have many more winter days, so I try not to jump the gun too early as far as gardening goes.
I've had plenty of time to clean all the cabinets in the living room. Sudsy water works wonders on all the Depression Glass. This should happen at least once a year and I must confess it did not last year.
The sunsets have been quite pretty this time of year. The sky seems to catch on fire with the final bow of the sun.
During the cold days I am blessed to have some lovely wool sweaters that our daughter made me. It seems the older I get the more chilly the afternoons seem. During a recent visit Noel was wearing a lovely shawl. She asked if I would like one and it didn't take me long to say yes!
If you haven't noticed I love red! Soon this warm shawl came in the mail. It's nice to put on my shoulders in the afternoon and evenings.
Here are the sweaters that Noel has made me over the years. Whenever we visit cold climates I always take one along. Wool is very warm and toasty.
Grayden's sweaters were made by Noel as well. We are so fortunate to have a creative daughter and one that gifts her parents her creations.
I failed to put this lovely lace shawl Noel made for me. It's lightweight and was wonderful to take on our trip to Hawaii. Notice the darling little lamb shawl pin that she gifted me as well.
I spied these cute little lambie salt and pepper shakers while in an antique shop. When they looked at me, I had to bring them home to our kitchen.
The tea kettle is ready and soon the tea will be also. I hope you will join me!