Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Weather Outside is Frightful!

As I write this post there is a blizzard going on outside with 2 inches of snow in the forcast. On the flip-side, just last week Rachel and I visited Connie's warm and sunny garden as a 'pick-me-up'. It was almost as refreshing as that first cup of coffee in the morning after a long night.
Connie is able to begin early with her pansies.
And this baby Lupin is just forming up.
Of course, the prettiest blossom in the garden was Our Rachel!

How about this darling bit of spring to lift our old and tired spirits?

And the final bit of sunshine in MY garden bed on Easter were these bouquets, brought in for the porcelain vase and toothpick holder I brought back from China.

As I said, it is blizzarding outside. The advice I gave to my daughter-in-law, who called to wish me Merry Christmas this morning, is to take a bowl of popcorn and a cup of hot chocolate to the lounge chair and watch a movie in her pajamas. And then she can pull out a gardening book and make plans for July.


Aminta said...

huh....... I see we are on the same page. :(
I think I must move. To where the sun shines without harboring any guilt, and teasing is as unfrquent as the snow.
The pictures are darling.
Today, I battle getting an unmotivated girl to do her school work, and an unmotivated boy to clean his room AND a motived mess maker to clean what he has messed..... I know, "good luck" on my two year old, right??!
Loves to you!
And maybe coffee for two (plus two year old) tomorrow at 1?

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

Your pics are gorgeous!

I love the one of Rachel. Tell her I said hi!

I can't wait till it warms up for you there. It must get old to have it so cold when you are dying to garden.

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

It was snowing all day here, too. Oh, I can't wait for spring to really arrive! Thanks for posting some colorful flowers on your blog, I needed it. Also, love the vase!

Connie said...

Sure enjoyed your visit! That lupine really does look cute up close and personal like that, doesn't it?
I just discovered a Pasque flower from Janet blooming...it's a pretty dark maroon color.

Rachel said...

It was a delightful and inspiring day. . . May there be many more like it in the future!