White Tinged Blue

Whites of January—tinged with blue.

I draw back the curtains to the cawing of crows, the papery bark of birches, the tracks of deer under the crabapple tree below our window.

© Sue Schlabach

The quilt looks like the landscape in the meadow, puckered and pocked after last night’s rains.

© Sue Schlabach

Those hens that weren’t laying back in December are filling the egg basket to overflowing. And—yes—the first eggs showed up on Christmas Eve, a nice anniversary to last year. Thanks hens.

The days are lengthening. I love that about January—the shift after the dark afternoons of December seems so quick and so promising.

More white in the forecast for Thursday.





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Just A Smidgenreply
January 25, 2012 at 12:50 am

Another gorgeous series of photos today.. lovely:)

January 25, 2012 at 3:42 am

It all sounds so lovely and peaceful and inspiring! Love how you see the quilt picture.

February 8, 2012 at 8:45 am

Hey Sue-
Before I read your caption for the quilt I thought, “How’d she get here to photograph my winter skin?!” Boy was I relieved.
Great shots

February 8, 2012 at 9:15 am
– In reply to: Erin

It could just as easily be my pasty bod!! Truly, though, I’d love to have your lovely mug in front of my lens. Miss you terribly. xox S

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