Thursday, January 26, 2012

looking for spring


Miles likes to count. He likes to have a firm grip on the passing of time. He likes to ask number questions all the time;  how long it is until I will pick him up from school, how long until lunch, how long until the night is over, how many minutes? How long until his next birthday? Next Christmas? His sister's birthday? And the thing is, he remembers, and counts down.

The weather was mild today and I opened the windows to let some fresh air in. Miles looked out wistfully and asked me: "How many days, mummy?" I wasn't sure what he meant. "Until what, Miles?" I asked. "Until spring? How many days until the winter is finished?"

I love Patty's picture. I can almost feel how much she is willing spring to start so she can begin watering her garden and watch things grow.

But it's not long now. I know we can wait. Together.

Have you spotted any signs of spring yet? Are you counting the days like Miles?

kirstin of fleeting moments.

Waiting for Spring
waiting for spring by picture this/patty

13 comments:

mosey (kim) said...

I have a feeling our winter is yet to begin, so I can't even think of spring yet. But like Miles, I'll be silently counting the days....

Carla said...

No sight of spring in Paris, but what a beautiful post and Miles looks soo adorable, can almost see those amazing big brown eyes willing on spring with every tick of the clock! keep counting Miles spring will be with us soon :)
Carla x

Gilly said...

Two lovely shots. There are signs of spring here already - crocuses coming up and tiny buds on trees. Can't wait.

Gilly said...

Two lovely shots. There are signs of spring here already - crocuses coming up and tiny buds on trees. Can't wait.

Patty said...

Thanks Kristen for pairing my shot with yours - it's a lovely post :)

Kat Sloma said...

Wonderful Kirstin! I think we are all looking out for spring.

Staci Kennelly said...

Such a sweet question. It seems winter has forgotten us here in California.

Anna said...

Hi Kirstin,
Miles sounds like a mathematician in the making. Glad he doesn't have too many days left in his count down! Here spring is but a distant dream. I don't want to start counting the days yet.
Both of these images are striking pieces, which capture the wistful, waiting mood perfectly!

Christina said...

i ADORE this post. miles is adorable! and this photo by patty makes me want to dream...
xo

esra said...

beautiful post, Kirstin. This winter has been quite mild around here but still cold and grey enough to make me look for spring.

urban muser said...

i'm with miles. i am counting the seconds, minutes, hours and days until spring!

Holly {Soupatraveler} said...

love these sentiments...and once we've had a decent snow, i'm ready for spring to get going!!! at least to come early even though its been a super mild winter so far. my bulbs have actually started coming up twice already! crazy!

maureen said...

yes, I'm waiting, and like Miles, counting the days, lovely images

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