Archive for February, 2011

Easter Lily

Easter Lily

Another thing to look forward to as we brace for some more winter weather after our hint of spring: the fragrance of the Easter Lilies as you  walk into my local HyVee grocery store.  The hyacinths that are already in the store smell heavenly!

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Colored Tights

Is that really how you spell “tights”?  Strange, I’ve never written it before, but now that I do, of course it makes sense…..those TIGHT things you waddle or dance into, depending on your body shape I suppose!  Tights make me think of childhood, those days before we were allowed to wear pantyhose, or in my day, just “hose” as there was no panty to them…just this weird very uncomfortable thing called a garter belt!  Hmmmm, didn’t really intend to get into that…but tights, yes, there was only one color back then that I remember, the very serviceable black tights.  Scroll forward to 2011 and voila, tights in every color under the sun.  I haven’t ventured out into the yellows and hot pinks, light colors are not very slimming you know, but when looking at my pocket book and thinking about updating my look, I decided that some color in my tights was a better economic choice and an easier way to liven up the clothes I already have.  I went with navy, not really very different from the slimming black, but then I added plum, wine, and still have my teal blues from 2010.  I LOVE color and find an outlet for my love by putting together outfits.  Here’s what I assembled for one day pre-Valentines Day!

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Tulips and Warm Spring Breezes

Dreaming of tulips

No…..this is not the current state of affairs here….not quite, not yet, but I can dream!  The wind chill is 7 below, but the sun is out and that makes me think of spring, tulips and warm breezes, you know, the kind that no part of your body rejects.  What is that magic temperature…7o, 60 degrees F?  You walk outside without even a sweater, perhaps even in short sleeves, a little puff of air wafts over you, and instead of shivering, you just let out an ecstatic “ahhhhhh”.

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Iowa Farmland in Winter

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After the blizzard

We didn’t really get that much snow from the blizzard here in central Iowa.  The on-site managers here at Westbrook Terrace apartments do a nice job of keeping the sidewalks clean, and even though I was fighting a little cold, I managed to go out yesterday and take a walk.  Don’t you love late afternoons in the winter when the sun colors everything a soft orange sherbet?!

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