Friday, March 14, 2008

Spring has Sprung

My goofy 'bama flower girl.

I awoke this morning to the smell of fresh rain. Awwwww. Now, that's what spring is all about-- the smell of wet dirt. I love it. Yesterday, as I was driving around town getting my errands finished up, I saw a farmer tilling his field. And then the smell hit me. Sigh. Fresh dirt.

This morning, as if the garden faery had sprinkled the beds with magical faery dust, most of the hyacinths and daffodils were in full bloom! Poof! Amazing what a few days for warmth and a morning of rain does. It's so pretty and fragrant too, I might add.

If I were going to be home, I would start a bouquet for the house. But since we're on our way out, I will leave these for Mother Earth to enjoy. Oh, and the one lone yellow jacket that has also sprung a little early. Can you spy her? I think I got her a little mad trying to capture her in my lens. The think the last flash kind of dazed her. But not for long. She was back to doing what she does best. Mmmm, don't you know those grape hyacinths sure do taste good.

My flowers of the month arrived on my doorstep this morning. Calla Lilies! I have them soaking in water, but you can guarantee that I'm taking them to Riverside to enjoy for the week. You think I'd leave them here with the teenager and his hoodlum friends? I think not!

Muck buckets full and ready to go, along with Bella's kennel. Last trip, I had to get her a larger one as she had outgrown the cute little kennel she used to ride in. Aw. Can you see the green shell plate? It was my mom's. I remember it from when I was a little girl, always in the cabinet above the stove. I don't remember her ever using it. I think it's absolutely perfect for Riverside; and that's just where it's going.

Here's the last of the anniversary roses. I hated throwing them out, but they were pretty well spent. And another one of my silly 'bama girls--needing a little dusting, I'm afraid. (I found these cuties in Alabama and lovingly call them my 'bama girls.)

Wishing all of you a wonderful weekend. To those on Spring Break, wooooohoooooo! Enjoy!


Betzie said...

Hi Rosa!
Just lovely flowers and you have put me in a spring mood! Your Bama girl is adorable too!
Enjoy the weather...and happy spring!

Artsy Etc. said...

Grape hyacinth are one of my favorite flowers. They are so enchanting!

Janet said...

Hyacinths and calla lilies....two of my favorite flowers.

I hope you have a great time at Riverside.

robinbird said...

wow that was such a springy tour through your blog! i can smell each and every one of those spring bulbs. all intoxicating :) i think your bamas are truly adorable garden girls! really sweet. do they go outside? i would like that.

XOXOX have a greta trip. i will need to read on because i didn't realize you were going anywhere. it is a fun trip that much i can tell. :)

Tammy said...

I loved seeing all of your pretty flowers and your 'bama gals are too cute!
Have a safe and happy trip!

Martha said...

Ah, Spring!!!
We woke up to a surprisingly blustery morning, complete with SNOW!!! Spring takes its own sweet time up here...

Farmgirl Cyn said...

Won't be long before all our snow is melted, and then ... oh yeah! Perennials bustin' out all over the place! Can't wait! And the teeny grape hyacinths are one of my favorites. Right up there with lily of the valley.

LOVE your non traditional eggs!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Yes, spring has also arrived here. At the moment, it is raining, everything looks dark brown, there are flowers everywhere and the air has that typical "metallic" smell...

I love your flowers! Callas Lilies are my favorite!



M&Co said...

Same here; Spring is in the air!! Everyday now I'm looking in my garden seeing something emerging from the ground. Love it :-)
The green shell tray is beautiful!
Oh lucky you, do you get flowers every month? Callas are a favourite of mine, and I had masses of them (in black) for my wedding! Enjoy your Easter holiday, and I'll look forward to your return :-)!

Jeanie said...

Love your flower people and all your flowery things! To me there is something fun about packing to go to a vacation home (in my case "to the lake"). All the anticipation of what you want or need or like your plate, what really "belongs" there! Have a grand time!



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