Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

I hope today your thoughts will turn towards things like...


Wine! Okay I took liberties with this photos as it is grapes yet hanging on the vine from a vacation photo of one of our favorite destinations in France ~ The Alsace. It will be wine eventually...grins...


Chocolate! I am dreaming of the wonderful chocolate shops in Brugge, Belgium where you have two feasts ~ one for the eye as you choose your chocolates from the pretty displays and one as you enjoy later perhaps with a cup of cafe au lait.


Roses! For me, not the traditional red rose but the Edith Holden rose that bloomed last summer in my garden.

And speaking of gardens...did you know that Valentine's Day is the day that birds choose their mate? So I leave today to ponder on the thought that spring is coming and this sweet verse...

"Must, bid the Morn awake!
Sad Winter now declines,
Each bird doth choose a mate;
This day's Saint Valentine's.
For that good bishop's sake
Get up and let us see
What beauty it shall be
That Fortune us assigns."

~ Michael Drayton

Happy Valentine's Day to all my friends.
You all mean so much to me!

24 comments:

Sonja said...

Happy Valentine's day to you to! As I am working on my own blog, I see your new blog entry appearing. Nice thougth that we are blogging at the same time! Don't you need to do some housework....I do, but I prefere blogging....

faerieeva said...

Happy Valentines day!
Nice to see that you love our Belgian Chocolates! One of these days you should come and visit Antwerp. I know all the greatest chocolate shops there.

Funny thing, the word verification is this time a REAL word: license. I love it when that happens.
Be loved and blessed

The Dutchess said...

Happy Valentines day..I love the blog header,I used the same picture a while ago and just now I noticed the womans face is reflected in the mirror!
Groetjes..

Mary said...

......and the happiest St. Valentine's Day to you sweet friend.
Those Belgian truffles look amazing - love their chocs. always.

Hope all is well Heidi - glad mom is pleased with her gifts, I was thrilled to send them to her. Hopefully we'll get to meet this Spring - that would be a special day!

Love and blessings to you and Jos today.
Mary (and Bob!).

Tracy said...

Wishing you & Jos the Happiest Valentine's Day! May it be rosy with love and fun. Thank you for this sweet post...Hubby & I tend to celebrate quietly too. And as it is soooo cold here, we're not venturing out--LOL! We'll make a special dinner, a little wine, a film...After a busy week time together is a great gift. :o) ((HUGS))

Anonymous said...

Thanks Heidi and have a nice Valentine's Day too.
I like roses, wines and Chocolats too! Or do all woman like that?
Will you have a nice and romantic dinner with Jos tonight? Enjoy it.
Groetjes, Elly

Pondside said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you too, Heidi. I'll spend the day working, as it is the annual Volunteer Fair over here and I have to set up a booth. The Great Dane and I celebrated last night, with a really good bottle of wine, a delicious dinner and a good movie......overseen by a gorgeous bouquet of roses. Bliss.....

Nan said...

Love, love, love the Chet Baker! Have you ever heard Matt Damon do it in The Talented Mr. Ripley movie and on the soundtrack? He does a really good job, much in the style of Mr. B.

Nancy said...

Ok, come over here and tell Ohio that winter now declines. I don't think we know it here. Snow is predicted again but maybe not here. I hope not.
Have a Happy Valentine dinner, since it is almost dinner time there.
Love you, Mom

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Wishing you a very Happy Valentine's Day and a lovely weekend.

Aunt Amelia
"Till I loved I never lived—enough."
~Emily Dickenson

Teresa said...

Heidi,
Happy Valentine's Day!!
Hugs from Teresa

Maggie said...

Happy valentines day to you too, alas i got neither chocolates or flowers :( oh well, never mind.

Linda said...

Sending Happy Valentine wishes to you...hope you had a lovely day. How sweet for little birds to choose their mates on this special day...I wonder if that's why we say love is in the air.....hugs, Linda

p.s. Thank you for sharing the story of the penny rug...someday I hope to make your heart one...L

Susan in SC said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you Dear Heidi! I hope you had a wonderful day!

Tam said...

Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day...have a great rest of the weekend!

le ciel flamand said...

Mmmm... wat ik het lekkerst vind, zijn pralines van de donkerste chocolade met een glas goede rode wijn. Misschien een vreemde combinatie, maar lekker! Wij wonen in de buurt van Brugge, en als ik er kom laat ik me toch altijd verleiden om een doosje van dat lekkers mee te nemen :o)
Groetjes, Annelies

Tone said...

Dear Heidi!
We are so similar you and me!!
Wine-districts, chocolate in Brugge....roses!! - The rose reminds me of mine - Westerland - not easy to compare name of roses, when the name changes from country to country. No I am not at the mountain yet - we had to go to the veterinary with Birk last evening - he had an injury, we think...at the cofeetable in the livingroom, - had to take an x-ray of his right back foot. So he is limping - thank God nothing broken, - and through the evening - my head, nose and throat startet to play games with me...I felt asleep and I feel like I`m runned over by a truck... - BUT - now I am sitting here trying to do a lot of paperwork for my job, so I can pack the car and go to the cottage tomorrow. I hope....
Shit! I was so waiting for this week to the cottage!! I NEED IT!!
Take care! - hope you had a nice Valentines day! - this is something "new" in Norway - and my husband is not very romantic... - so ...well....
TONE

Sweetie said...

Heidi, What a wonderful post. I also love the song "Funny Valentine." The Edith Holden rose is beautiful. I hope that you had a wonderful Valentine's Day.
Hugs,
Sweetie

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Happy Valentine's Day to YOU.

DonnaTN said...

Hi Heidi,
I have gotten behind in my blog reading, especially yours because I like to take my time and savor your entries. My mouth is watering over that chocolate. I love chocolate. My sweetie doesn't give me much chocolate because I do Weight Watchers and he tries to help me be good. So I gave him chocolate with the hope that he will share!

Kim McBirnie said...

Ah, wine and chocolate, wonderful! I love the vineyards in France - my parents are retiring there next year so I hope to see much more of French wines and also French chocolates!
Kimxx

Happy @ Home said...

I hope your Valentine's Day turned out lovely, Heidi. The Belgian chocolates look delicious. I wish I could reach thru the screen and grab one :-)

Caroline said...

Hope you had a lovely Valentine's day with loads of flowers and chocolates.
Thanks for commenting on my blog, it is great fun to look through other people's windows and indeed their eyes at the world. It is truly inspiring.

the homely year said...

Hi, lovely photos...I'm feeling much more spring-like now.
Margaret and Noreen