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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:

  1. 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.

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  2. How lovely! I can almost smell your hyacinths!

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

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  4. 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

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  5. Nice exercise and collage!

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  6. 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.

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  7. 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!

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

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

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  10. 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!

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

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

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  13. 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!

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

    I hope your February is fabulous/

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  15. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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