Two More Months?

January is a long month. Thirty-one days of cold, dreary weather. March is still two months away. I look out on my garden. It looks so neglected that I find it hard to believe I harvested carrots from it just yesterday. Yes, in January! They were small carrots, and oh, so sweet! But that’s it for now until the soil warms up.

I hope the snow stays up in the hills. Misty clouds obscure the glacier on the opposite side of the bay.

I thought I could tough it out and spring would be here soon, but I caved. I went shopping for some colour to brighten up these last days of winter. Every time I look at my new orchids, I feel better, knowing that spring will come soon.


Two more months until it’s spring?

Two more months till robins sing?

How am I to wait that long?

Hope the weatherman is wrong,

Talking about rain and snow.

I just wish that it would go.

Time for sunny days to be.

Two more months? You orchid-ing me!



42 thoughts on “Two More Months?

      1. Pat

        When I was a girl I remember the old timers talking about a January thaw. I can’t say it always happens, but it seems we do get a few unusually warm days this time of year. No complaints. 🙂

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        1. wordsfromanneli Post author

          In northern BC and Alberta they call that a Chinook. When the warm wind comes from the south and it suddenly warms up to around +1 after being between -20 and -40, it’s a wonderful feeling to have that warm air visiting for a day or two.

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  1. Marsha

    Stepped outside and heard swallows, but we’re having a storm of storms in the desert. The mountains tops look like they have been decorated with vanilla icing, lower down they are green, we’ve never seen so much of either. Swallows are telling me spring is near. Planted a Velvet Elvis in autumn, it is stocks of violet orchids and shiny dark foliage – watch for it this spring. Hardy and splendid.

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    1. wordsfromanneli Post author

      I love the sound of swallows, such a happy chirpy song. I’ve heard it’s pretty stormy just now. I’ sure it will “blow over.” Then you can enjoy that warm climate again. You’re not missing anything. Today we had sunshine but it was still the cool kind.


  2. Lori

    I just posted something similar today, about the dreary weather. I know the pacific NW is known for it’s cloudy, rainy days. We haven’t seen the sun but one day in January here either. I like your idea with the orchids and think I’ll follow suit. Thanks. 🙂

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  3. reocochran

    You are “orchiding” me? I laughed at this funny play on words! This was so sweet, I think about this every time I pass the florist shop or go into the larger grocery stores where they have a section with plants and flowers. Great idea, Anneli!!
    It was all the way up to 32 degrees yesterday and 29 degrees today. It could be worse. . .Knock on wood! 🙂

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