Small rites of Spring.
This one is so subtle, I barely noticed it to be an annual
passage from winter to summer. During my morning
straighten up and fluff, I realized it was time to put away
This stole belonged to my husbands' grandmother ... . .
and came complete with a matching hat.
Pure '50s elegance.
I actually enjoy wearing both of them , and especially
treasure the silky hand of this precious fur.
Now , don't write to fuss at me for being politically incorrect ... .
It came to me as a family treasure and I feel that I honor
this gorgeous creature by continuing to enjoy it!
As I'm big on changing the details of my home seasonally,
the first step of my lighten up for spring / summer is
to simplify by putting away the leopard.
Adieu ... .. until next winter.
[photo copyright Judith Thibaut]