Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sunday Wonders - J

J is for January.  It's almost time to say goodbye to this month but before I do here is what I know.


January is named for the Roman god, Janus, the guardian of gates and doorways.



Or, of comings and goings.


Now that makes sense.  We watched as the weary year of 2011 with it's awkward, angular prime number became another discarded calendar page.


We hoped as 2012 began to take its first steps.   I think twelve is a much smoother, friendlier number with all it's factors.  Yes, I look at numbers in my own un-mathlike way. 


January is also when the Year of the Rabbit


gives way to the Year of the Dragon.


The flower symbol for January is the brave little snowdrop.


We still have our flocks of snowgeese munching in the fields as they wait for spring  to leave for their breeding grounds off Siberia.


 And, true to its name, as January slowly closes it's door, another month will be standing on the doorstep.


 Comings and goings.

6 comments:

Mimi said...

I know I shouldn't say this, but I love the picture of the snow, and we had none this year (apart from some down the country at my mother-in-law's funeral)....wishing!
You've done a beautiful word and photo tapestry here today, Stephanie.
I recognise that yellow door! And I love the gate with 8530 on it, you'd never get anything like that here.

Ginny said...

Oh my, this yellow door!!! I MUST have it, I would build a whole house around it!!! Where and what is it??? I love your tracks in the sand, good-bye to January!

Rudee said...

I don't know which gate I love better. They're equally inviting and I'd like to walk through both.

Stephanie V said...

Mimi - Thank you...we didn't have much snow and it was gone quite quickly...just the way I like it. I knew you'd recognize the door.

Ginny - that door belongs to the Leeson Park School of Music in Dublin. Good luck!

Rudee - I know exactly what you mean.

Patrice said...

I don't know how I missed this post. I really like it!

Emille said...

Oh, I hope you post your snow drops when they're in bloom! I love them!

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