Feb 28, 2014

Awakenings...

 
The heavy perfume
of Winter Daphne,
awakens my nose in late Winter...
 
 
an old friend,
whom your excited to see each year...
 
announcing the
end of Winter is near...
 
 
I filled a salt shaker
with the tiny blooms...
 
it's all you need to fill a room
with the Smell of Spring...
 
so sweet...
 

I'll blow a whiff
your way...
:-)
 



 
I enjoyed another beautiful day
 in the garden...
 
and was surprised to see
Honey Bees at work too...
 
busy as a bee...
 


the opposite of busy as a bee
was what Daisy was today...
 
lazy...
 
after a long day in the garden
we are all pretty dog tired tonight...
 

 
Happy Weekend,
 I hope you have something bright and cheery planned...
 
tonight I am joining

Thanks for stopping by,



Feb 27, 2014

Good Morning Garden....

With a string of lovely weather
this last week...
 
the garden had started to wake up... 
 

the crocus
are popping open,
tangled in with early spring weeds
 and lingering fall leaves...
 
there are so many garden chores right now
but, 
 there is nothing that I would rather be doing....
 
if feels wonderful
 to have my hands in the dirt again...
 


the garden rabbit
feeling shy....
 





the unassuming Winter Daphne
could easily be passed by
on a trip to the nursery...

unless you catch a sweet whiff,
then you will be smitten for life...



glorious Snowdrops....
 

 
 I hope you are finding a bit of spring
in your days too,
if not...
Buy Tulips....
 
I will be joining...
and
 
Thanks for joining me today... 

Feb 12, 2014

Winter Roses...

Here we are,
smack dab in the middle of winter...
 
 
 
I miss my Rose Garden...
 

so,
I enjoy my Winter Roses...
 


 
bundles of tiny Paper Roses
are so
whimsical...
 


 
an Apothecary Jar
of Dried Rose Buds
the cure
for what ails you...
 


 
Rose Petal Sprinkles...
 




Paper Roses
to reflect upon..
 


the soft whisper
of  Painted Roses...
 
on a Limoges Sugar bowl,
doubly sweet...
 

 
Hand Painted Roses
are always
so Romantic...
 




 



 
and when all else fails...
 
Indulge!
 





I had planned to share this post last week,
but,  we have been fighting a nasty bug at my house....
 
we are on the mend,
but worn out...
 
I have a lot to get caught up on,
so,
 I will see you next week...
 
 
I Wish You
 the Very Sweetest Of Valentines Days...
 
 
 Love and Roses to you....

Feb 4, 2014

The Fair Maid of February...

This morning
we had a dusting of snow...
just a dusting.
 
I saw the Snowdrops in the garden
their heads were up,
but still closed...
 
I snipped a handful
of the almost popped blooms...
 
I brought them in,
put them in water,
and together we watched the snow fall outside...
 
with in an hour,
they popped open...
 
 
In the Language of Flowers
Snowdrops are the Symbol of Hope...
 

the first tangible
Sign that Spring will come...
 


 
Snowdrops
are also often called
The Fair Maid of February...
 


it is easy
to understand
the love of this tenacious flower...
 




within another hour
the snow was gone...

but,
my sweet Snowdrops
are sparkling...
 


 
 




 
 
 

The Snowdrop
by
Lord Alfred Tennyson
 
Many, many welcomes,
February fair-maid,
Ever as of old time,
Solitary firstling,
Coming in the cold time,
Prophet of the gay time,
Prophet of the May time,
Prophet of the roses,
Many, many welcomes,
February fair-maid!


 
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