Winter White, or Your February Book of Days

This is what winter white looks like here in Lake Worth. Fitting, too, for with February we reach the bridge that begins our journey from winter to spring, and so the blooms emphasize that. The month began with St. Brigid’s Day. The very name calls to mind a bridge, doesn’t it? That same night, we shifted to Candlemas Eve, with Candlemas the next day: forty days past Christmas and just about halfway between winter solstice and spring equinox here in the Northern Hemisphere. The wheel of the year continues its turning, and though winter’s grip may be tight for a while to come, still, blooms like these Amazon Lilies that have exploded through our yard this month won’t be far off from anywhere now. This is the promise of spring.

And so here is your Convivio Book of Days calendar for February. There must be scores of Amazon Lilies blooming in our yard now, so it’s only natural that they are this month’s cover stars. They pop up above the leaves but dangle their heads down, so that in order to see the blooms, you have to get down on your knees, dip your head down, and look up. When you do, you get the dancing stamens and a green trumpet surrounded by petals of white. Beyond the blooms, the green of the larger canopy, and blue sky. The condensed beauty of early spring: It’s as simple as that.

COME SEE US!
Our next pop-up shop is this Sunday, February 9!

Sweetheart Makers Marketplace
Sunday February 9 from 10 AM to 4 PM
at Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road in Boca Raton
Valentine artisan shopping is the theme this month at one of our favorite markets, with 18 local vendors! Our one-day pop-up boutique will feature traditional and contemporary handmade artisan goods, including tin milagro hearts from Mexico, plus soaps, culinary herbs, and herbal teas from the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Community in Maine, our own letterpress work, and lots more! Plus there’s live music all day: Humble Waters from 10 to 1 and Rio Peterson from 1 to 4. Look for the blue & white MAKERS MARKETPLACE signs on FAU campus roads.

 

4 thoughts on “Winter White, or Your February Book of Days

  1. Marjorie Hollis says:

    Beautiful!

  2. Paula Marie Gourley says:

    I like the image and posture of veneration in regarding the lilies. So fitting that they require this in order to fully appreciate their pristine yet blowsy, beauty!

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