Tuesday, February 15, 2011

a flirtation

i really hope this isn't a tease.

this breath of spring. this whirlwind of warmth. driving with the windows down, hair rippling in the setting sun.

it better not leave me, for i am already much too addicted to it. much too intoxicated by its charm to return. to winter and its sad bones. 

this is curly hair weather. lipstick weather. pretty paisley dress and open-toe wedges weather. flowers emerge from hibernation and stretch their pretty heads to the heavens.

and last night, it was picnic weather. under the shade tree in our front yard, by the country road to my grandpa's house. 

it was soft blanket, pass me the salad bowl, lay on our backs and look at the periwinkle twilight weather.

and it was beautiful. we made a simple vegetable couscous and spring salad. drank water out of plastic cups plastered with our alma mater.




and just like that, valentine's day was complete.

don't leave me, sweet hint of spring. instead, come just a little each day. just a smidgen. inch your way toward our little cottage until one day, mid-june, you arrive in all your glory.

and i'll thank you by basking in you, all summer long.

22 comments:

the southern hostess said...

A Valentine's Day picnic? How perfect. I hope spring is on its way too. And also, that salad looks amazing!

Ana* said...

That salad looks delicious! A Valentine's picnic sounds so romantic... "you arrive in all your glory," Can this be any more brilliant? I love it :)

Laura said...

Sounds like the perfect way to spend Valentine's Day! I was hoping for a picnic dinner but the day's warm weather turned into a cold blustery night before I could get a meal together... Let's hope these warm temperatures stick!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I love the idea of weather inching in. In Phoenix it always just seems to arrive with a load bang, yes inching sounds nice.

Brandi {not your average ordinary} said...

There's nothing better than picnic weather and a person to picnic with on a Valentine's Day. The warmer weather really needs to stay around.

mskanorado said...

Sounds so lovely Courtney! Unfortunately here it has been too muddy from all the snow melt off to enjoy a picnic on the ground. I, too, can't wait for it to just be spring - however, I believe that we are to have some more snow here again next week or something. So, I will have to be patient for the the warmth and beauty of spring!

Blondie's Journal said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate a romantic day! We are supposed to have a big warm up here in the Midwest this weekend. It may be too slushy to have a picnic, but a long walk will be just fine! :-)

XO,
Jane

Kristin - Mrs. Glasses said...

Oh how I wish we could have a picnic! Low 50's and rain here in San Francisco for the week. This sounds lovely! I will live vicariously through you!

Amanda Moury said...

I can just TASTE spring...so close but so far away. It's in the 50's/40's here today and raining - bummer. That salad looks amazing! I'm glad you had a great day! :)

Diana Smith said...

CUTE! I love your little date. Spring is right around the corner. Just last night it wasn't freezing cold to go outside, it was actually tolerable, I hope this weather keeps up and we just go into Summer!

Laura Darling said...

We had great weather here for the holiday too! It reached fifty degrees, which is like an August day in the middle of February twenties and teens. The "warm" weather was much needed, and on the way home from the office yesterday, the people in the cars around me looked so HAPPY! It made my Valentine's Day! Glad you had a good one, and here's hoping warm weather is soon here to stay!

Diana Mieczan said...

I so know the feeling and I truly hope that spring is just around the corner. I love picnics!!! They are so romantic, arent they? Happy Tuesday, my dear
Kisses

AE Jones said...

Oh, I'm SO on the same page as you! It has been in the low 50's and I'm looooving it. The sun feels SO good. Hope it stays for both of us! xoxo

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

How great that the weather was so nice to be outside! Glad you had a Happy Valentines!

love and life ♥ said...

Awww a picnic, so adorable! That meal looks amazing!

Amber Blue Bird said...

what a lovely way to spend an evening. We had a small hint of spring this weekend, but it quickly vanished and we are back in the 20s. :(

Mo Pie, Please said...

How sweeeet! I love this! You guys had the most perfect of perfect days!

kate said...

i adore this post <3:)

Darcy said...

i love your writing :-)

ruthy ann said...

i'm so jealous! I want a taste of spring!

Chelsea said...

A, i love this post. I am dying for some warmer weather!!
B, thanks for the follow and the sweet comment you left on my blog yesterday! :)

my best friend jules said...

Such a lovely post! :) Seems like you had a sweet valentines day - I wish we could've done a picnic! In a couple of months, hopefully. It's -20c here. Hrrrr!

Mervi

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