Monday, February 1, 2010

finally February

And what does one do with oneself living in this place called Wisconsin in Winter? I often refer to the state as 'the frozen tundra.' We cannot stay inside all the time, there is just so much game playing, trampoline jumping, reading, doing crafts and puzzles, baking and playing Wii that a child can do.

Recently after a perfectly beautiful snowfall, the kind where the snow sticks to every single twig and branch on the trees and sparkles, we went outside to look at the snow, walk on the train tracks, and take some pictures.

Writing this post it occurred to me that today is Feb. 1. We made it through January, and February is a short month but has Valentine's Day and Chinese New Year smack dab in the middle of the month. Some fun times to look forward to and prepare for.

Now if Mr. Ground hog (tomorrow )would just NOT see his shadow...we could be in for an early Spring! Well... we can dream can't we.
And Spring always does arrive.... (hoping for sooner than later!)

25 kind words:

Felicia said...

Love these pics! And I'm glad it is finally February!!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

These winter photos are BEAUTIFUL.....I love the vintage feel......and the the lines of the railroad tracks in the snow....really gorgeous!

I hope that shadow stays away......I am ready for spring:)

Have a wonderful week!



Debbie said...

Lovely Photos and such an adorable subject!

Jboo said...

Beautiful photos of your sweet and lovely daughter!

Am so happy to put January behind me -- ugh -- i hate that month! On to all the fun February has to offer!

Hope you have a great week!


Grossesse Made in China said...

Wow... and wow again... :)

Manon & Dali

Love Letters To China said...

Gail these are beautiful. I hope you are blessed with not seeing a shadow so spring can arrive early to your neck of the woods. I have to admit I will miss seeing your gorgeous winter backdrops. They bring true winter beauty to my otherwise warm world.

Happy Monday!

Rachel said...

Beautiful pictures! At least along with the cold you've gotten snow to play in. We've had some cold, but barely any snow this winter. I want to take the kids sledding!

I'm with you - hope spring comes sooner.

Have a great week!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Happy Feb....
Great things this month..
And BEAUTIFUL photos..
I will forever tell you this ..
Have a great week


Number 6 and no more counting! said...

what a lovely post to start my Monday with. Fabulous, Gail.


Colleen said...

oh Gail!!!! Wow!!!! I wish I had even an ounce of your talent!!!!!!!! This are stunning!! I love the vintage pretty!!!! : ) Grace looks beautiful as these.
You were born to be a photographer.

Laura L. said...

These are really neat photos. It's always fun to see what you share. :)

Winter mornings when there's snow or frost stuck to every tree and every thing are my favorite.
I am not wishing for winter to stay though, that's for sure.
Yay, February's here!

Super Mommy said...

Yay or February! I love Valentine's Day and Chinese New Year!

Awesome photos of Miss. Grace...I absolutely love her smile with her new teeth coming in!

Missy said...

Ummm, all I can say is, awe inspiring! These are the king of pics that will keep me coming back for a second, third, fifteenth look! Grace is perfect in every way, but the vintage tones and the snowy scene is breathtaking! These are my favs of yours!

Marla said...

Beautiful photos Gail, as always! I can't imagine how y'all survive winter up there, you've heard me complaining non-stop since December, and I'm in Texas for crying out loud!

Have a great week, and yes, BRING ON SPRING!!!

Margaret M said...

I have been so busy this January that I find myself playing catch up on my favorite blogs. Loved visiting yours today and am debating making the potato soup. It sounds delicious! The pictures are simply STUNNING!

Kim said...

OMG these photos are just breath taking!! Can you give me some lessons? Well, I'd probably need a lot of lesson before I start taking photos like you!

Casey said...

The colors!!! I just love these pictures. And Grace's smile in the last photo is priceless!! What a cutie.

How you melt soon! :)

The Sanders Family said...

Gorgeous photos! I really like the retro processing...looks so dreamy with the railroad tracks. Excellent job. Beautiful girl! :)

Michelle said...

Love these ... they are simply beautiful!

Sandra said...

Love the pictures!
No shadow please :-)

Michelle said...

Gail, these are just lovely. You are so very creative and talented. And Grace... she needs to be a model. She is a natural in front of the camera.

Missy said...

Told ya i'd be back! Love em' and had to show Paige. (Been trying to get her to let me take some pics, but "no" is the continuous answer :(

Courtney said...

The pictures are beautiful. We have not had a great snow yet, just lots of rain and cold weather. My thinking is long yours, Feb. is a short month and then we hit March, which means spring is just around the corner.

Mei Mei s and Mayhem said...

These photos are amazing!!! So glad it is Feb. spring cant come soon enough!

*Im having another GIVEAWAY!!

Steffie B. said...

LOVE the third picture.....she is just stunning!

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