January was a chilly month unless, of course, you live in the Southern Hemisphere. Chilly is relative but used as I am to Ireland’s temperate climate I felt the cold bite as temperatures dropped to zero or a little below. Brrr.
It snowed a bit where I live – a silent, fluffy, flurry of flakes drifting past the window but as it was snow of the non-stick kind it didn’t create a winter wonderland waiting to be peopled with carrot-nosed snowmen. But despite the snow, the chilliness and much grey rain my Instagram feed for January has many images which show clear blue skies and sunshine.
As the month marched onwards there was a welcome lengthening of the days, a lengthening as imperceptible as the movement of the hands on a clock, yet noticeable none the less with an extra hour plus of daylight by the end of January. I love looking at the sun sinking at the end of the day and it is wonderous that nature so often fashions painterly landscapes from the dusky twilight.
It’s time to tell you that I am taking a month-long blogging break – I feel I need to recharge my blogging batteries and I also need to devote more time and energy to some of the tasks on my long list of things-that-must-be-done in 2013.
Have a good February – talk to you on the 1st of March!
35 responses to “An Instagrammed January and a Blogging Break”
Love your pictures! Enjoy the ‘month off.’ Cheers!
Thank you for the compliment and for the good wishes for my *month off*.
Enjoy your blogging break
Beautiful photos! Have a lovely break. You will be back for my 60th birthday…1st March.
Thank you Debra. I will be reading your blog while I am offline myself. I especially look forward to hearing how you plan to celebrate your special birthday. 😉
We are certainly going to miss you. Enjoy your time off. We’ll be here when you are ready to come back. 🙂
Thank you so very much Francesca: your comment is much appreciated. 😉
Everyone needs blogging breaks though few may recognize that truth. Enjoy your break knowing we shall warmly welcome you when you return.
Thank you so much TT. Bx
enjoy your break! and talking winter, do you want to see the snowdrops in my front garden? i can’t believe they started to come out like at the start of january! in the freezing days in the middle of january, i thought they are gone but no, they survived. see you in march.
Snowdrops are beautiful. They must have been so cheering to look at on the cold days in January. Maybe you will put an image of them up on your blog? Thanks for your good wishes on my break.
Your pictures are lovely! Enjoy your break too 🙂
Thanks Meg. 😉
Lovely writing and pictures. May you have a month of deep refreshment.
Thank you very much for the compliment. Deep refreshment sounds positively wonderful – here’s hoping.
Have a marvelous, peaceful blogging holiday!
Thank you very much Kathryn.
Lovely photos – have a good break and I’ll look forward to seeing you again next month 🙂
Thank you very much. 😉
Enjoy your break, B, and keep photographing: those are nice images!
Read you next month! 🙂
Many thanks Stefano. 😉
our celtic soul relishes your photographs, always.
Thank you so very much teamgloria. Facing west and *wavingfromireland*
Enjoy your break from blogging…we will all be waiting patiently until your return.
Thanks Karen for your good wishes.
“You’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So… get on your way!”
Enjoy your lovely break.. it’s just the best because then you come back to us with new stuff and a new you! Have fun!! xx (but we will miss you!!)
Barbara I am so sorry that I am late replying to your lovely comment. I love the the Dr Seuss quote. xx
we didn’t follow the rules (such as they are – we know your blog is Huge and it’s meant for smaller ones) but we’d love your responses to our Questions here (scroll down): http://teamgloria.com/2013/02/21/at-the-request-of-dear-aubrey/
I am honoured by your nomination. Truly I am. You are very kind (how do I know – I sense it when I read your posts). Please, please forgive me as I am going to break most of the rules. Well all of them actually. I had a prima-donna moment when I started blogging and decided not to *do* awards so I have said no to others and I fear I must be consistent.
With very many good wishes from B in the Emerald Isle.
hello dear friend in the Emerald Isle-ness
we *bow* in respect to your wishes and completely understand.
Hello dear LA friend – thank you
*waving warmly back*
I’m playing catch up .. but wante dto say what a great selection of images. And you are right watching the sun sink below the horizon is always special. Wonderful words and images!
Thanks Claire for the compliment. It’s lovely to watch the sinking sun. I only discovered when I went to a photography class, you probably know already, that the hour around sun-up and sun-down is know as the golden hour and is a great to take photos.
That’s the expression! But to be honest I think of it in terms of me, and just sitting and watching the world wake up or go to sleep – I could never get bored of watching and wondering!