dor·mant: not doing anything at this time : not active but able to become active

~ Merriam Webster

Yep, that pretty much sums up my creativity right now.Jan14Ice

Faint color promising more to come.


The cold, hard ground deserves its rest.


I don’t mind puttering about the house in January.  Hibernating a bit.


Soon, though, I will be actively searching for my lost creativity.


The hope of spring and baby goats will surely inspire!

“What?  You expect me to do what?”


In the meantime, I will just make the coffee.

I hope you enjoy today for being what it is.

About Marla Rose

This blog documents our farm life in central Illinois with photographs, experiences, and a dash of cooking. Pour a cup of coffee and enjoy sharing part of our lives!
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21 Responses to Dormant

  1. Dianna says:

    Your pictures are lovely as always. Dormant is a good description for this time of year.

  2. Penny Edwards says:

    Such a blessed creative mind…keep sharing your thoughts and pictures. They brighten and inspire our dormant days.

  3. Buffy says:

    Definitely feeling dormant here too. I repotted the house plants yesterday just to play in the soil! Bring on Spring.

  4. Kim says:

    Dormant…love the word and your thoughts on it. I live in an area where we rarely get extreme weather, Norhern California. However, today the fog is so thick I can barely see my car in the driveway. So I definitely feel “dormant” this time of year! 😉

  5. says:

    Would you believe some of us go dormant even in Florida. It’s 49 degrees and dreary here today. That is NOT a day to be out and about. If your fellow farmer doesn’t do something about that barn it’s going to fall down.

  6. Bill says:

    I love the photo of your goat. I can see the scene. Earlier she had been scratching herself, leaving a little fur on the tips of her horns as evidence. She had just taken a mouthful of hay when she realized you were behind her. She spun around and called to you, with hay still in her mouth. That was the instant when you snapped the picture. 🙂

  7. Emily Grace says:

    Thankfully, when our creativity is dormant the animals still have their amusing ways!

    • They inspire … and frustrate … and make me laugh … and make me broke … and fill my heart …. well, you know the drill.

      • Emily Grace says:

        You describe it well. I am weighing approving your comment with my Farmer’s interest in using this list against my donkey population. (;… ah well, I shall publish it since it’s so true and plan to bake something convincing to sway the jury. (:

      • Emily Grace says:

        Oh wait this comment was on your other post. Nevermind. Though I still have to get to swaying my Farmer’s opinion on our donkey population.

        In response to this comment on the correct post…they are cheaper than therapy so I measure it out and keep going.

  8. pattisj says:

    I don’t like snow, but I’m ready to be snowed in so I can clean up the clutter and stop looking all over for whatever it is I’m looking for! LOL

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