JANUARY:  The magic of a crisp winter’s night with every snowflake unique and a frosty world unto itself.

FEBRUARY:  Watch out for the Love Bug (who may turn up in just about any shape or size). This bug’s famous for his bite, especially around February 14th.

MARCH:  A rite of spring at my house is the delight of hyacinth bulbs blooming on my kitchen counter—a preview to the April show in my garden. Fingers crossed.

APRIL:  Another symbol of spring, the bunny in his Easter best, hopping down the bunny trail.

MAY: The mighty oak was once a little nut that stood its ground. This small but determined nut is the epitome of perseverance against great odds and, perhaps, an example for mothers everywhere to share with
their children.

JUNE:  Fishermen’s buoys are the perfect combination of beauty and utility. Who doesn’t love their look or the idea of having a colorful collection of them at the ready to buoy our spirits when the seas are rough?

JULY:  Ah…the childhood enchantment of the “impossible”  The boat in the bottle never grows old.

AUGUST:  A summer harvest of magnificent melons… beautiful to behold but even better to eat!

SEPTEMBER:  Sweet peas’ sweet adieu to summer….
a reminder that autumn is near. Thank you for a lovely time, summer.

OCTOBER:  Travelling a familiar corridor between two different worlds, is the goose flying home. Or is he leaving home, just ahead of winter? It is possible to live in one place but have your heart in another.

NOVEMBER:  Mussels and clams are in season and ready to be grilled, steamed, and eaten. Spoon Moules Marinières into warmed bowls, and serve with lots of crusty bread.

DECEMBER:  Beautiful, serene and silent night. All is calm, all is right, if only for just a little while. Here’s to wishing for serenity and for a peaceful 2018!

Happy New Year, everyone!

Johanna