Thirty Minutes in the Life, February 2014

I can feel it.  In fact, I can almost taste it.  The sun is stretching her warm rays just a little bit longer every day.  Little by little, the snow is beginning to melt and the ground is starting to thaw. 

We’re not just seeing it in nature, we’re seeing it in ourselves.  Just as the sun stays higher each day, so do our spirits.

Spring. is. near.

It was the day before Valentine’s day that I first began to feel it.  The transition.  The beginning of the seasons change.  As much as the winter days seem to drag on and on, this is why I don’t think I’ll ever find myself living in a place without seasons.  Four times a year we anticipate, celebrate and enjoy the transition from one season to the next.  We don’t take for granted the gift that the changing seasons have to offer.  We bid a great big ‘thank you’ and a ‘see you next year’ each time it happens. 

This year, on the eve of Valentine’s Day, we were so excited to walk out into a our balmy mid 30 temperatures.  After the agony of many, many sub-zero degree days, this particular evening felt like a treasured gift.  For all we knew, we were walking on sandy beaches–not snowy grounds. 

Whatever, the case, we welcomed the fresh air, warmer temperatures, and beautiful sunset as we drank in the final weeks of winter in the most perfect way. . .

On sleds. . .

Yep, I can feel it.  Spring is near. 

I invite you to take a moment to check out 30 minutes in the life of my talented friend and Sydney Children’s Photographer, image421 photography 
  • Colleen P - oh what a fun day! i love the photo of your little one eating the snow, and the last one is my favorite 🙂February 24, 2014 – 2:29 pmReplyCancel

  • Stacey - Looks like such a fun day! Beautiful images!!!February 24, 2014 – 3:05 pmReplyCancel

  • Sophie - The changing light is so incredible. These are truly stunning shots xxxFebruary 24, 2014 – 7:15 pmReplyCancel

  • allison - Love your area! Such a gorgeous landscape and pretty girls! And I'm with you, hurry up, spring!February 24, 2014 – 9:02 pmReplyCancel

  • Karen Hunt Photography - These are so beautiful Summer! You live in such a beautiful place. February 24, 2014 – 10:59 pmReplyCancel

  • Sharleen - Those are so beautiful Summer. Oh I envy your wide open space. I love the idea of going down in the snow, but I am not sure I am crazy about the long walk back up. You are right, summer is coming. I can see it in the setting sun as well. Suddenly it is much higher. I was out in the sun on Sat and I got a suntan. February 25, 2014 – 12:56 amReplyCancel

  • Cindy Cavanagh - I love to watch the change of seasons, and even though the last few weeks can drag on, it sure makes you appreciate the new season. GORGEOUS! February 25, 2014 – 5:40 amReplyCancel

  • Mame Voelker - Summer, I always look forward to your entry. Your photography never disappoints and your words that accompany the photos are always so beautiful! February 28, 2014 – 4:44 pmReplyCancel

  • Kristi Burton - Oh, man I can't get over how beautiful your place is. What a stunning view! I love the way you described spring as being near. Such wonderful shots Summer! xoFebruary 28, 2014 – 4:55 pmReplyCancel