In Texas I loved February for its few surprisingly summery days, when I could drive around with girlfriends in a convertible with the top down and start working on some tan lines. Now in my home of Portland, Oregon my seasons are well defined, and February seems like a stepping stone to March, the harbinger of spring!
Thankfully the blogs are exploding with love love love...
I love to explore the history of "Hallmark Holidays" and Valentine's Day has deep rooted traditions (muddled and fuddled by the Holy Roman Empire naturally).
"The Romans celebrated a holiday on February 14th to honor Juno Fructifier, Queen of the Roman gods and goddesses as well as goddess of marriage.
On February 15, Romans celebrated Luperaclia, honoring Faunus, god of fertility. Men would go to a grotto dedicated to Lupercal, the wolf god, located at the foot of Palatine Hill and where Romans believed that the founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus, were suckled by a she-wolf. The men would sacrifice a goat, don its skin, and run around, hitting women with small whips, an act which was supposed to ensure fertility."
Here's a funky cool diy project to get you in the mood for some she-wolf whip action. tee hee