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waiting for Spring

February 3, 2015

yesterday was candlemas – a reminder that the light will indeed return

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a nice reminder because the weekend was very grey and soggy

P1060392it was a good time to weave samples

P1060393award ribbons – looking very Spring-ish

these may not be the final choice

you will have to come to the conference to see and perhaps win one

today- February 3- is Setsubun

(of course that was yesterday in Japan)

in the old calendar it was lunar new year

followed by the beginning of Spring

it is celebrated with ritual bean scattering or mamemaki

out with the old and in with the new

the birds are pecking at the edamame I threw out

they are looking a bit puzzled!

P1060397sorry for those of you who are still shoveling snow

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but Spring is on the way in Victoria

14 Comments leave one →
  1. February 5, 2015 2:33 pm

    It’s staying light later in the evening! I just noticed that and got very excited. The ribbons are really lovely–those colors!


    • February 5, 2015 4:08 pm

      Kerry – yes, I’ve noticed the lighter evenings too. Today it is raining cats and dogs but the temp. is 12C.


  2. February 5, 2015 1:35 am

    mamemaki to you! lovely ribbons & colors . -3 ºc here counting the wind chill. we’re not used to this!!


    • February 5, 2015 8:56 am

      Neki – the birds are eating me out of house and home – and they loved the edamame. 12C here today but RAIN and wind. -30 with wind chill in the East!


  3. Alfia permalink
    February 4, 2015 2:31 am

    Beautiful award ribbons! Very fresh and spring-y, can’t be more spring-ier. You seem to live in a perfectly right climate!


  4. February 3, 2015 5:50 pm

    We are at the dead end of summer here. Dry and hot. Longing for cool weather.


    • February 3, 2015 6:24 pm

      Myra – we have just had a rain warning issued for the rest of the week and Eastern North America has been buried in snow with temps down to -30 degrees when the wind chill factor is taken into account. Planet Earth is suffering.


  5. February 3, 2015 3:37 pm

    We are so blessed here on the west coast, aren’t we?


  6. February 3, 2015 12:56 pm

    yay for spring, and for glorious snow still with us! yay for being alive and happy!


  7. Lis permalink
    February 3, 2015 12:37 pm

    Not exactly “shovelling” snow but eager for Spring. Love the award ribbon colours.


    • February 3, 2015 12:44 pm

      Lis – I always tend to rush it, we can still get snow in Feb. I hope the response is good for the ribbons, they still have to be given the thumbs up by the committee.


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