Mar 20, 2013

La Conner, WA...

Over the weekend,
we decided we needed to get away,
for a long drive...
 
 
we headed North to La Conner,  WA
 
they are famous for their amazing Tulip Festival...
 
it was too early for that,
but the fields of Daffodils
had just begun to bloom...


 
Trumpeter Swans,
grazing in the empty fields...
 

 
flocks of Snow Geese...

 
it was a very grey day....
 

but the fields
were sunshine bright...
 
 

 I am just as fond of all the amazing homes
in town as I am of the flower fields...
 
and here the colors never fail to thrill...
 
 
 
nor does the charm...
 
 
 
 
purple!!
 

 and a life size Pink Pig,
Paper Mache??


 
then there are the grand old houses...
 
this one is everyones favorite,
I have seen in in several books
and magazines,
I have even seen a painting of it in an antique store...
 
 
I am always swept away by the fancy cresting,
and widows walks...
 
the romance,
of ladies climbing onto the widows walk,
their dresses whipping in the breeze,
awaiting their sea faring husbands return...


or maybe the romance,
of riding an aqua colored bicycle
on a spring day...
 

 
this shop has been noted as a return destination!
Ooh la la!
 
 
I can't resist sharing a photo
of the Tulip Festival
in full bloom...
 
I visit there a couple years ago
and here are links back to those posts...
and Here...
 
I hope your enjoying this first day of spring?
 
Today I am joining...
 
Happy Spring!!

Mar 7, 2013

Fresh Spring Beginnings...

Today I packed up winter,
bid it farewell...
 

my mantle stands bare,
ready to be filled with spring things...
 
A Fresh Spring Begining...


a new sign is my beginning...
 
"life began in a garden" 
 
and if you have known me for more than a minute,
you know
 most of my inspiration is
from the garden... 


another beginning...
 
 
the brass birdcage
that sits in the corner of my parlor,
became an impromptu drying rack last fall...
 



today,
 I tucked a little gathered nest inside...
 


cradled a clutch of eggs,
in a downy bed...
 


 a canopy of roses...
 
 
I am eager
to see what grows...
 
 
sweet spring dreams
to you my friends..
 
tonight I am joining,
and
 
Thanks for stopping by...

Mar 5, 2013

A Taste of Spring...

 
Yesterday IT arrived...
 
a little ahead of the calenders schedule,
maybe it was only for a day...
 
just a taste,
of days to come...
 
 
but, 
it was a glorious SPRING day...
 
 
pops of color in a sea of brown...
 

 green pushing up...
 

 unfurling...
 
 
 
sunshine yellow heads...
 
 
and fields of color...
 
a welcome sight
to winter weary eyes...
 

 the rabbit basked in the sun...
 
I got dirt under my fingernails,
all was good :-)
 
 
a taste of spring,
deliciousness...
 
Hi Everyone!
Tonights post was my 500th,
who knew I had so much to say!
THANKS and BIG HUGS to each of you
who spend a moment of your day reading my posts:-)
 
Today I am joining...
and
 
 
Thanks for joining me in the garden...

Mar 4, 2013

Spring Violets...

 
It was a big day
for small things...
 
big blue skies,
and tiny violets blooming...
 
their powerful scent
perfuming the air...
 
ahhhhh.....
 

I plucked a mini bundle,
tucked them in my favorite
tiny teacup...
 


 
I love this demitasse cups
over the top fancy handle...
 

 
 
 
small things
that make my heart pitter patter...
 
 
sending you a big whiff of
springs sweetness...
 
I am joining...
and
 
 
Thanks for stopping by today...