Thoughts on Spring To Come

If winter comes, can spring be far behind?” Percy Bysshe Shelley

 musing in green room, teacup, teatime, winter, spring garden

Each day that passes brings us closer to spring. Isn’t it wonderful how sweet and beautiful the world is in spring? The air is warm and fragrant – the color of newly immerging plants and leaves is soft and bright. But, to experience all this beauty, we must have the winter days.

spring bulb, crocus, a delightsome life, spring garden

first signs of spring to come

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” Edith Sitwell

new teacup - Lenox 'Flirtation'.

new teacup – Lenox ‘Flirtation’.

Wintertime is a marvelous time where we cozy up indoors with our family and friends. We read more, we learn and we create. We contemplate the things we will do in the coming seasons. It is a magical time of dreaming.

winter color - sunset on historic home -

winter color – sunset on historic home -

“A cold wind was blowing from the north, and it made the trees rustle like living things.” George R. R. Martin

oak tree - last to lose its leaves - strong, but swaying under the power of the winter winds

oak tree – last to lose its leaves – strong, but swaying under the power of the winter winds

Yesterday when I came home the wind was blowing so strong! The wind chimes were singing a marvelous tune. And in our old house doors were swinging slightly as the breeze made it through the walls. Our home is open to the breeze. I actually prefer this, I think a home needs to breathe.

teacup

“Surely everyone is aware of the divine pleasures which attend a wintry fireside; candles at four o’clock, warm hearthrugs, tea, a fair tea-maker, shutters closed, curtains flowing in ample draperies to the floor, whilst the wind and rain are raging audibly without.” Thomas de Quincey

teacup copy

I hope where you are that you’re warm and safe. I hope you see the beauty of the wintry world around you and dream of the colors and fragrance of spring not far off.

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Comments

  1. Lovely quotes, so very true, and beautifully cozy images, Kathy. Thanks for sharing and reminding us that we must definitely experience winter, as it leads us straight into spring!

    Have a lovely day!

    Poppy

  2. Love the quotes, Kathy. Your tea setting is lovely and so inviting. We are in the middle of a blizzard right now and I’m thankful my Hubby arrived home before the visibility got too bad. These blizzards can be very dangerous here on the Island and I am most anxious for Spring to arrive! Thank you for joining me for my Anniversary Tea Party.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

  3. Vesna Gavrilovic says:

    Beautiful quotes and images Kathy! Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Vesna

  4. A beautiful post, Kathy. I love your tea tray and the soft spring colours. Spring is months away for us but we can always pretend until it arrives. Blessings, Pamela

  5. Your photos are so lovely – I really like silver with pink. You have chosen some of my favorite winter quotes. Always a pleasure to visit you.

  6. Hi Kathy! I am loving your pretty tea setting with the dainty little cup and the touches of pink and silver! Such a charming post with beautiful quotes…..looking forward to spring:) Thanks for sharing with us! Hugs, Poppy

  7. Love the quotes and your lovely tea setting. You always make visits here special, thank you! Hugs, Martha

  8. Hello Kathy,
    Your tea time today again is full of loveliness. Soft, warm and inviting, is how your blog feels today to me. I love your setting for tea as well as your quotes.
    Hugs,
    Terri

  9. I hope that winter’s cold chill will leave you soon Kathy. Spring is one of my favourite seasons for its sheer beauty and new life.