I caught a glint of sun on the windowsill over my kitchen sink, but it was fleeting. Shortly after snapping this shot it poured buckets and the wind it did howl. It's forcing me to postpone some of my furniture projects. One that I'm really looking forward to doing is a silver foil treatment on the top of my dining table, with its Queen Anne legs. I'll post it when it's finally finished.
For a bit of cheer until warmer days surround us, check out a favorite site, Tsé & Tsé . There are some wonderful interactive elements to it. You'll probably discover something new each time you visit.
The enormous Japanese maple outside of my home-office window is bursting with new leaves. They're so fresh and tender that they appear phosphorescent.
I leave you with a cheery image of a Japanese Temari ball, and a pink coverlet that I found at a San Jose thrift shop. By the way, what is the difference between jacquard, damask, and brocade? I need to look that up.
I can smell my soup calling from downstairs -- wild rice, carrots, turnips, rutabagas, celery, and onions --a reminder that there is still quite a chill in the air.