Feb 12, 2013

Popping Open...

We had a mild winter...
 
to say we had a dusting of snow
would be stretching the truth a little...
 
 
the crocus are up,
and a little sun coaxed them into opening up...
 
 
there is a lot of garden clean up to do,
I am thrilled to be out poking around again...
 
 

 
an easy winter means
a lot of plants never really died back...
 

my dresser planter in a protected area
still had a few blooms...
 


 
but when the grocery stores
start having spring annuals and potted bulbs for sale
it's hard not to bring a flat or two home...
 




I plumped my drawers...
 

feeling very cheery!
 

 
 
 
 
happy little sunny faces
smiling at you...
 
today I am joining,
and
 
Thanks for stopping by...

24 comments:

GinaBVictorian said...

Hi Bella! What a beautiful post. I can't believe your crocus have already bloomed. I just love those guys, they are always such a welcoming sight! Your dresser planter is so cute too! Gina

Pamela Gordon said...

Bella, this is so beautiful. How lovely to see all the spring blooms where you live. I love the chest of drawers with the pretty spring blooms. Pamela

Bernideen said...

Everything is very lovely and the dresser looks lovely!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

That's your color! So nice to see what's up in your garden! xx

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

WOW - sure looks as though spring has certainly sprung for you- how delightful!!!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hello Bella, Such lovely pictures you have shared. Thank you.

Jim said...

Beautiful blooms.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

The French Hutch said...

Your crocus are so sweet and I have been watching and poking for a few blooms too. Not much yet, daffs are still blooming. I am in love with your outdoor dresser planter! I love the look and I'm sure it's beautiful with blooms in summer. Love your daffodils.

~Emily
The French Htuch

Gayle said...

These are just beautiful Bella, I love the light color. I am so hungry for color right now I am craving it like a fruit! I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

The first signs of spring--love it!

Sarah said...

Bella, those are the sweetest little blooms. What a delightful greeting.

Karen said...

Now I know spring is coming! Your crocus are so cheery and your dresser planter is just the sweetest! Love all those cheery blooms - you made me smile :) xx

Hazel Ceej said...

The dresser planter is something not usual to me. Beautiful shots.

zapach piwonii said...

Bella, thank you I felt joyful in spirit, in my snow kisses

Lavender Cottage said...

How nice to have spring blooms already, thanks for sharing them with the snow covered north.
Judith

iris said...

quel bonheur de voire toutes
ses fleurs printanières
nous en avons tellement besoin
après cet hiver sans fin
merci de réveiller nos yeux
de couleurs si belles
tendresse
edith (iris)

sweetinspirationsbyjpdesigns.blogspot.com said...

Thank you for the uplifting glimpse of spring...still waiting for it's preview here in NY!

sweetinspirationsbyjpdesigns.blogspot.com said...

Thank you for the uplifting glimpse of spring...still waiting for it's preview here in NY!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

It never occured to me that I could have 'dresser envy' but now I do...this is so charming and cleaver. I love it.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Love your dresser planter - will on the look out for one at SA. I love this time of the year when blooms are peeking out of the ground - I really get Spring Fever and want to dig in the dirt.
Beautiful post - thanks for sharing.
Mary

Janneke said...

Your dresser planter looks lovely! A real great idea. I am almost jealous on your Crocusses, I am looking and looking in my garden and waiting and waiting.

Haworth said...

So pretty and cheering, Bella! I have some Evening Primrose in the cottage, one of each color... pink, white, yellow. They make Spring seem nearer than it really is.

Lydia said...

As always- Lovely

Resa @ PitcherAndPlate.com said...

Pretty flower photos - makes me long for Spring! I've enjoyed taking a peek at some of your other delightful posts, too. Lovely!
Resa ~ Pitcher and Plate