Friday, February 23, 2007

Warm Thoughts

Well, since Valentine's Day we have been virtually encased in ice here. I would rather have snow - at least I can shovel that out of the way. I long for warmth. I need green woods full of songbirds. I want to walk along a sunny beach and listen to the surf. None of this is happening in my near future, so I had to resort to looking at old vacation photos. I hope you enjoy them also, as I will be on "blog break" for a little bit since life and work have temporarily taken over.




Pretty in Pink! Hibiscus always reminds me of warm
. . .maybe because they don't grow where I live.






Jackie - this one's for you!
Cactus means warm and dry . . . although I'll pass on the prickles!






Once upon a time I knew what this guy was
. . . but he's handsome anyway, isn't he?





Aren't these three amazing shades of blue?
Let's go for a walk . . . on the warm sand.

13 comments:

Mark said...

Sunflower,
I too long for the warmth of the sun and the fragance of the flowers and trees to be in bloom.
Miss you! Remember to take time for yourself.

Dr.John said...

I feel warmer already. Thanks. We have a blizard coming in in the morning.

CreekHiker said...

Sunflower, Thanks for the warmth break... it's been very cold and windy here all day. My heater is on overtime!

Holly

Velvet Sacks said...

Sunflower, I saw both azaleas and camellias blooming this week, and some of the trees are beginning to bud. Just telling you this so you'll know spring is on its way and should reach you before too long.

Your photos are beautiful.

Jackie said...

Great 'warm' pictures, Sunflower! Especially my saguaro - thanks - how I love the desert. Hope your 'blog break' allows you to get caught up - and we'll hear the happy conclusion to the lightbulb saga! I understand your need for a break - I can't imagine trying to blog if I had a job. 'Life' takes enough time, and I don't blog often, but it still takes so much time to get around and read everything I want to. I'll be watching for your return.

Sunil said...

Great pictures and enjoy the break!!

DaveM said...

Nice shots. It can only be another few weeks and Spring will be in. Already we have primroses, forsythia and flowering current out. Hang on in there, and think well at least you get distinct seasons.

Kat said...

Now I'm longing for flip flops and flowers to plant. Come on spring!

Marion said...

Right now, I'm looking at six inches of snow, with temperatures of -6C.

Beautiful warm photos! Take care of yourself, Sunflower!

"Angeldust" said...

I needed this!

We are still in the deep grey - snowed again for a couple of days and now it it raining.....

Nice little trip down wishful lane

((HUG))
have a great weekend

QUASAR9 said...

Awesome Sunflower
I can see Spring is on your Mind
Not just the calendar date, but where the calendar is accompanied by much warmth, a riot of colours coming forth, - and love is on the mind's of the birds, the bees and two legged beings too

Mimi Lenox said...

Wonderful photographs.

Email Mimi if you'd like to participate in promoting peace globes again this year. Hope to see you there!

Naj said...

Cast in Canadian ice-shield, I celebrated spring last night :)

Your pictures are warm :)