Sunday, February 06, 2011

A bit of sunshine

My beloved bought me these beautiful miniature daffodils as a way to banish some of the winter doldrums.

They did  make me smile and feel that maybe the cold weather and snow will end, maybe the sun will shine again, maybe the breezes will be warm and pleasant again.

Many years ago, I heard an interview with a woman who lived in northern Scotland where it got cold and dark early.  She said they coped with it by "Drawing the drapes against the dark, lighting a fire against the cold, and having a wee dram to warm the heart".

I have daffodils and a shot of Kahlua in my coffee.  Yeah, that's better!

7 comments:

winna said...

it worked ! Made me smile!

Sandy in Michigan said...

What a great "beloved" you have who brings you flowers. He sounds like a keeper. And your sketch and story brought a smile to my face tonight. Thanks for sharing!

Revelle said...

beautiful and dainty! I'm longing for spring also!

Alex said...

Lovely! I wish the weather is as nice as your drawing. And yeah it brought a little sunshine to my day ^^u

Elza said...

A lovely happy painting that sends Spring to everyone who sees it.

marancat said...

I love these little flowers - they give reassurance that warmth is ahead! Lovely sketch.

raena said...

Oh yes, I smiled too! Pretty and bright sketch/painting, and a smart woman from northern Scotland!