Friday, February 23, 2007

As Soft As......

....feathers on velveteen.
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"I was always a lover of soft-winged things." ~ Victor Hugo
Goose feather pillows and down comforters, luxurious and soft, they soothe the sleeping child. Thick feather mattresses top the wrought iron farm bed as the small little girl gets a running start and leaps high into the air. She lands in the middle of the bed and sinks down into the warmth; there she will stay all night long. These are memories of my grandmother's hand made feather bed; of the soft light of morning flowing through the sheer curtains and that oh so difficult task of climbing out of that deep plush cocoon.

.....the down of a thistle.
"Soft as the hair of an angel.." ~ Unknown
Crisium arvense, Canadian thistle, at least I think so; it is more dense than a dandelion with this thick crown of soft hair that takes quite a gust of wind to loosen the seeds. I inhale and blow, sending hundreds of little parachutes on to a new adventure.

....a baby's first blanket.
"Nothing is so soft and cuddly as a blankie made with love!" ~ A.B. Kauffman
My grandmother could look at an afghan or piece of lace and crochet it perfectly, without pattern or instructions. She decided in her mind that my brother Stephen would be twins and made him two beautiful blankets out of the softest baby brushed cotton. Unfortunately, he weighed in at 10lb 8oz and longer than the nursery bassinet, much to big for the small blankets. Never fear, she simply crocheted them together... one giant, but soft blanket. This one was knitted, on display at a local yarn shop, waiting for that new grandbaby.

....the rabbit's fur coat on a sleeping Ragdoll.
"The cat seems the incarnation of everything soft and silky and velvety, without a sharp edge in his composition, a dreamer whose philosophy is sleep and let sleep." ~ H. H. Munro
Of course, no photo theme titled "soft" would be complete without a picture of a cat. Willow's Ragdoll tummy feel warm an cozy on bare feet and she loves having her tummy rubbed. I have never seen a cat who could so utterly and completely relax as she does on a daily basis. Sleep softly sweet Willow.

The theme for Saturday Photo Scavenger Hunt this week is "soft". You can go here to "Grab the Scavenger Hunt code" and here to join the blogroll. This really cute logo is available there as well. The link to other participants is in my blogroll on the sidebar.

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