What I Need

IMG_5007What I need right about now…

…because I’m having a bit of resistance accepting ‘what is’ today…

IMG_0298IMG_0285IMG_0256IMG_0250Spring is officially 34 days away. I’ve got a while yet to go, so I’m going to have to deal with what’s happening today.

Okay, I’ll admit it, it is rather beautiful. (Sigh)

About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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79 Responses to What I Need

  1. gaiainaction says:

    Oh my Elizabeth that is still a lot of frost. I wish you many ‘spring’ feelings in the meantime. Beautiful photos!

  2. srickman2014 says:

    Oh no……..:-( Those poor plants! I bet that driving is a nightmare.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Not going out today, thankfully. It is warming up above freezing now, so let’s hope the roads melt and clear before it freezes again. The plants seem to be bearing up.

  3. Love this posting! I can so relate. It is nice and sunny here and we were just talking about how beautiful it is to feel the sun 🙂 Wishing warm days ahead for you.

  4. ladygrace33 says:

    What a beautiful sight. Just what I needed today. Thank you for sharing Eliza 🙂

  5. This is exactly what we had a few weeks ago… but yes, it’s too special and beautiful to complain about what you really want… (be patient) 😉

  6. Robin says:

    It’s very beautiful, but I understand how it is. It’s February, the longest month of the year (even when it’s not a leap year!). It always seems to stretch on forever, but then one day when we think it will never end, spring arrives and we once again forget about February’s blahs and blues.

  7. Lovely shots. I know what you mean, we’re supposed to get 20-30 cm of snow today!

  8. derrycats says:

    It is beautiful, even if cold. Counting down the days until spring myself!

  9. GORGEOUS pictures. Glad you found a way to enjoy what is — at least a little bit.

  10. dear Eliza, what beautiful photos! I love them all! It is snowing today—all afternoon, here in Wisconsin. I definitely feel your pain! Your GREEN w

  11. oh oh…hit the wrong button! I was going to say…”Your GREEN is a delight to see!”

  12. arlingwoman says:

    Oh, that ice-coated oak leaf! Lovely. Bad weather will soon go. You were wanting some snow a couple weeks ago!!! Still, at some point, enough is enough, huh?

  13. Cathy says:

    Yes, it is lovely Eliza, but I know how you feel… I’m counting the days too, although there are definite signs that spring is on its way here. Enjoy the sparkly frost for just a little longer and stay warm! 🙂

  14. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature says:

    It is too warm here. Record breaking temps. Snow melt happening too fast. Things blooming that birds coming home will need 2 months from now, so their food won’t be here. Trying to be ok with it, but we need a couple more good snows. Funny how we are both trying to be with what is. 🙂

  15. Heather says:

    These are really beautiful – especially the last one! And even if it’s not warm and sunny just yet, at least you had some sun. We were grey and flurrying all day. It didn’t keep me inside, but I also didn’t take the camera on my adventures this afternoon.

  16. It is beautiful but I’m with you…sun, warmth, flowers, color, and a sweet breeze, surrounded by GREEN things.

  17. smilingtoad says:

    I agree- quite beautiful, indeed! Fabulous images! Jubilant cheers to you,

    Smiling Toad

  18. Gorgeous shots! I prefer the first one. 🙂 Can’t it be like that all the time? We have a fresh blanket of snow over everything now (I live in Ohio).

  19. Val Boyko says:

    I love the beauty of the ice coating leaves and branches … Especially as I know it is passing 💛

  20. I could use some green and warmth around here!

    I was thinking of you this morning while walking Choppy – I was looking forward to seeing all your bouquets again come warmer weather. It was a nice, bright thought on our cold, wintry walk!

  21. Maria F. says:

    It’s very beautiful Eliza. What I did’t know was that these plants could still be alive with this frost, it seems that they are any way.

  22. MK says:

    Your photographs really are quite beautiful, Eliza. Sending you warm green wishes.

  23. Gracefully Global says:

    VERY beautiful! 🙂 Hope you’re staying warm…

  24. Murtagh's Meadow says:


  25. Laurie Graves says:

    Hard to begrudge bad weather when it gives you such wonderful pictures! Still, it’s quite normal to yearn for spring. At least the days are longer.

  26. albert says:

    This guy, in a neighboring state to mine, brought light, brought hope–leaving out the snakes–to yesterday’s nearby dark and cold. I thought of your (rather beautiful actually) plight. . . https://wordpress.com/read/post/feed/17831864/931465207

  27. Kathy Sturr says:

    Hang tough Eliza! You’re one of the most positive people I know. Spring will be glorious!

  28. pagedogs says:

    Ice is beauty-making and your photos are gorgeous. It’s like spring today in Maine, I imagine you are smiling, too.

  29. Spring lives in your heart, Eliza. What a lovely Crocus Robin had for you 😉 Spring is a process, already underway ❤ ❤ ❤

  30. Widdershins says:

    Those ‘ice-drops’ are gorgeous. 🙂

  31. Ann @Ann Edwards Photography says:

    the countdown is on here as well … lovely images.

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