Saturday, February 18, 2012

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

I borrowed this from Sir Google - a Sunshine Wallpaper designed to lift your spirits
 and make your computer screen glow!  

I am considering pulling down the window blind and pretending I am in a little capsule of sunshine,
 shutting out the dreary lowering sky.  

 And maybe even blowing up this wonderful summery picture to poster size
 and attaching it to the inside of the blind.....

Here, in town, I thought about 'The Sunny Side of the Street'
and although there isn't any sunny side of the street
these dismal February days
I nevertheless started humming it - cheerily.

Here is Benny Goodman and his Jazz Sextet, with Peggy Lee
recorded on Christmas Eve, 1941

Does it make you smile?

This lovely Jasmine came to live with us on Valentine's Day

I go to check on the wonderful oven odours emanating from the freshly baked bread

and as I pass the Jasmine its glorious summery scent wafts 

me into the kitchen

I think these soulful  smells and  sights will have to suffice
until February decides to play host to blue skies and sunshine again.

I understand there are Robins in the vicinity!!!!!


elizabethm said...

ah yes, I see you have the February blues too! Thanks for visiting mine. Spring surely can't be that far away now!

Barb said...

Just thinking of your bread lifts MY spirits, Hildred. I'm putting in an order for sunshine for you! Hope your cold is gone - and that Charles is well, too.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

I felt much the same yesterday but today the sun is shining and birds are singing. Well done, Benny Goodman!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I'm not sure how I missed this post earlier -- I am grateful for my Google Reader which keeps track for me! We have sunshine here of course, but I still LOVE the wallpaper -- and I love thinking of your bread and remembering the old favorite song. When your early spring flowers bloom, I will be jealous.