drawing | shoo! the february blues

february light by nature is sparse and should be swallowed by the buckets full on the few sunny days we’re getting. that's where you'll find me on sundrenched afternoons, when winter's days turn golden round the edges. 'cause, oh precious nature, resurfacing like a whale from marine darkness, tall like a shadow scooting about, in between barren trees... wait... a shadow? scooting?


... playing riddles, naturally, ignoring my romantic persuasion, scorning the world's opinion about his own passionate nature, stating  
... whatever your inclination, don't go berserk over me. rather...  


find me, anywhere, anytime. step outside and try and catch me, in the light afternoon breeze, vanishing swiftly. seek for me, behind corners of buildings you stand gazing at. see me dangling gayly from that strip o' blue up there. go on. come out. play.

not your average valentino, is he? clever boy would be well chuffed noticing i'm sniffing out rotten winter leaves at his command. 
can you hear him hollering, urging you to break out and spend time outside; to grab a winter’s picnic whilest you're at it and beat the abiding winter blues. beat any blues, for that matter. 


bring your camera and snap all and everything that will last you a l·i·f·e·t·i·m·e {or at least till dreary february folds down on another year turning - notice how the sun was holding up for my pictures, trying to squish out some blue....}. veronica samples the blues this weekend.

16 comments :

  1. Wow. For sure: this is the winter blues. Great post. - eric

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  2. Nice to know where to find you in the midst of that wonderful nature...
    Bundle up and keep warm! Enjoy! Would like to meet you there and draw together:))♡。。。♥。..馃帹

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  3. loved reading your post
    love thinking of sunlight as a valentine
    it has been quite gray here lately, but today is the second day of sunlight and it is so pretty against the snowy earth
    such a wonderful post!

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  4. Lots of beautiful places —and a quiet, peaceful loneliness—in your images.

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  5. Oh boy, don't talk to me about the winter blues! It's been nothing but non stop rain round here for weeks...months...years actually, (marginal bit of exaggeration). But your winter blues are fantastic. I especially love the little bit of blue at the creek. That's a lovely one. I hope your weekend is a sunny and lovely one and thanks so much for joining in. Big hugs. :D

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  6. I hope the sun shines more very soon! At least you have Spring just around the corner now.

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  7. Nice pictures. I like the colours very much.

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  8. I would say that I'm normally very happy about winter but it presents us sometime so wonderful pictures like the first one, which seems nearly from an fairytale - I love it. Explore, go, see - did you write it? You could have, because that is definitely your theme!
    xo
    barbara bee

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  9. great aqua skies and brilliant blues... to shoo away the February blues, very nice...

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  10. so beautiful! I am with my camera, too, those days, noticing the wish to take pictures as always in january, february...
    x Stefanie

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  11. Winter blues will soon be on their way out, dear Nadine, to be taken over by pinks, yellows, purples and much more time outside.... .

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  12. thank you - your pictures are great and melancholic - just the sound of winter blues

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  13. it is very grey today in berlin, so I feel what your pictures are telling me. yesterday was very sunny though, and I believe the alternation makes sense. I am not quite ready for Spring yet... have a great week!

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  14. beautiful, touching, poetic, melancholic and so much more....x

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  15. Great post!
    And to answer your question: the indi style dame in my post is Imperia! More information here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperia_(statue)

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  16. winter always looks so much prettier in photos than it does in reality ... i love your whale/spring similitude.

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