Sunday, 1 January 2012

January Joy

Happy New Year! 
January is now a dark old time to get through after the buzz of Christmas and it can be hard to keep your spirits high. January has always been gloomy for me but of course in more recent years it has become my son's birthday - 2 in the next week!
Green moss on the slate roof reminds me that Spring will be here soon enough. In fact, there are Daffodils pushing their way through the soil, I've seen a few shoots in the garden and felt a wave of excitement. The garden is luring me back - new plans and seed sowing.
Still, to get us through January, joy can be found in the simplest of things like mud
Little Bird found plenty of it.
He didn't want to go home, it was far too squelchy and squidgy for little feet to enjoy. 
Squelchy mud!
Joy can also be found in episodes of cheekiness and naughtiness and all together far too cuteness to do anything but laugh, reach for the camera and worry about cleaning crayon off the wall another time.


greenthumb said...

That mud looks like fun, don't know if I could laugh at the crayon on the wall.

76 sunflowers said...

Happy 2012! We went walking in the mud yesterday but forgot the waterproof trousers so trousers were pretty grim on our return! It was worth it though. Lovely pics again & I can't believe your calmness over the last one! x x

Andrea @ little buckles said...

Happy new year to you! Looks like lovely messy fun at yours. I like the artist at work too xxx

Jeany said...

Haha, I have only ever been able to laugh too!!

Found a drawing on newly painted wall once...bawled "what do you call this" at 2yo, she said "a monster" in a 'can't you see what it is' voice. Me and OH on the floor laughing!! The cheek of it!!

fee @ chipper nelly said...

boys and can't beat it!
just had a little catch up on your blog - lovely vintagey pictures of christmas and LOVING the flowers!
happy new year to you all - hope it's filled with adventure and fun
fee x

Toffeeapple said...

Don't be down in the mouth about January, it will soon be gone but, meanwhile, the days are getting longer and spring is preparing to show her face, be happy!

Anonymous said...

Lots of muddy puddles about today!! I hope the crayon comes off.Any idea how you get crayon off carpet?

♥ Priddy Priddy ♥ said...

Lovely, lovely!
I'm excited for what the year will bring, hoping 2012 sends you all you need along with a dose lot of love and happiness

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