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.
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.
Your pictures are lovely as always. Dormant is a good description for this time of year.
Better than “dead as a doorknob.” That’s the other description that comes to mind. 😉
Such a blessed creative mind…keep sharing your thoughts and pictures. They brighten and inspire our dormant days.
Thank you! You’ve always encouraged this creative mind. I feel a little “off” when I don’t have much I can think of to write about.
Definitely feeling dormant here too. I repotted the house plants yesterday just to play in the soil! Bring on Spring.
Aha! I hadn’t thought of doing that. Good idea!
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! 😉
Fog – it can be so pretty, yet so frustrating, too! It definitely makes one feel like they are in a cocoon, waiting on a burst of sunshine to open up. Thanks for reading and commenting!
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.
I think the old barn is past repairs. The other side looks AWFUL! Honestly, I can’t believe it hasn’t fallen already. A testament to the way they used to build things, I guess.
Maybe someone will come along and tear it down for them to repurpose the wood.
Interesting…I’ve lost mine too. Although, it seems strange I really am not missing it.
I think January is about re-grouping oneself after the crazy holidays!
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. 🙂
That is pretty darn accurate, Bill!
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.
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. (:
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.
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
Ah, but snow days are about reading, napping and baking! 😉