Saturday, February 01, 2014

Gathering the Moments: January


I'm linking today to Cheryl at Thinking about Home.


Gathering the moments of January. Much can happen in a month. Family dinners, play time with the grand girlies, brisk walks, quiet times with books and tea. And always, noticing the light. Was today a little longer and brighter than yesterday? Day by day the earth tilts, slowly, ever so slowly. 

The first robin. Sunlight slanting across the floor. Garlic putting out long green stems. Broccoli slowly growing. Hyacinth's sweet scent as I walk by the fireplace mantel. Warming soups. Cozy throws. A little sewing. A baby shower. 

Looking back.

Looking forward. A meet-up with local bloggers for tea. The appearance of a new grandchild. Valentine's Day. These are things I anticipate in February. There will many unplanned occurrences along the way. Gather the moments.

21 comments:

Vee said...

Ah ha! I know at least two bloggers who will be meeting! I love sleuthing. Just call me Miss Marple or Sherlock or Nosy. Lovely gathering here.

Blackberry Lane said...

How lovely! I can almost smell your hyacinths!

Melissa Gill said...

You're right, much can happen in a month! And it sure went by fast!

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

You have some lovely things to look forward to in February! I have a certain teenage boy's 16th birthday coming up... where does time go? Have a wonderful meet up with the blogging buddies xx

ellen b. said...

Nice exercise and collage!

Marilyn said...

It sounds like your year is off to a good start. Will the new grandbaby be another girl?
Meeting with fellow bloggers for tea also would be delightful.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Beautiful memories for January Lorrie!
This is a lovely idea of Cheryl's - it's nice seeing familiar faces too!
Oh what could be nicer than a new baby's arrival - new year and new life - that's a blessing.
Hugs
Shane xox
(I have to 'follow' you again - since having a blog re-vamp I lost my friends. It's a good time for housekeeping too!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

What a charming post - and the pictures are delightful. A fabulous idea (someone might copy it LOL)

Pamela Gordon said...

Wonderful collage for January. How nice to look forward to a bloggers tea and a new grandchild this month! Blessings to come.

Cheryl said...

Oh, Lorrie...as always, I am an admirer of your way with a camera and your way with words. Yes, so much can happen in a month, and I have found it to be enlightening to take a few minutes to reflect. He is good.

I also enjoyed your peek at the future. A new grandbaby is sure to delight!

Thank you for linking up!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Such a lovely collage of captured January moments! February holds some special days as well :)

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

A nice overview of your month of January and an upcoming tea gathering sounds splendid.

Pondside said...

Your skills with the camera are evident!
It was lovely to get together today and catch up a little. 2014 will be a wonderful year for your family!

Art and Sand said...

Those are all the makings of a wonderful month of memories.

I hope your February is fabulous/

materfamilias said...

So disappointed I couldn't meet up today, but I'm looking forward to hearing about it - and to arranging another get-together someday. I bet you had a wonderful tea!

Mary said...

Thank you Lorrie for all your lovely Jan. posts - they brightened up those dreary days!
Hugs - Mary

GretchenJoanna said...

A meet-up with local bloggers! Really? Have you met before? It sounds delicious.

Linda Sears said...

What lovely thoughts, lovely days, lovely photos. thank you for sharing with us all at the Gathering the Moments party!

Donna said...

Wonderful summary in words and photos! Precious times, all of them!

Cristal @ Dapple Design said...

You had a busy January. The sum-up is a good idea. I might copy that.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

You have a wonderful collage of moments in January! Congrats on the new grandbaby and have fun with your friends!