Monday, February 25, 2013

Spring Flowers

Lately, it had felt as if winter had left us for the year.

Some of the bulbs have sprouted from the earth. 
A few leaves have begun their sleepy stretch. 

The feel of spring was so strong, I brought tulips and rananuculas home from the market the other day. 

I told the babies that it was time. 
It was time to think of spring. 

Time to dream of a warmer sunshine.
Bare feet.

Time to giggle over the sound crickets make at the end of a long summer day. 
Time to dream of fireflies dancing in the night.  

Officially, it is still winter, and this morning we woke to sleet and very cold rain.
But our hearts are singing spring. 

And even little soft tweets of summer. 


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A Feathery Fern

I love my feathery fern and so far, it loves me back. I have had other plants in its place over the past two years, but unfortunately, they didn't work out. 

That is the most polite way of saying that I did them in. 

Too much watering. 
Too little. 

There was the spider plant. 
And the Boston fern.

And of course, lots of fresh cut flowers like:  

Between the fresh cut flowers that always needed replacing, and the house plants that just didn't last long, it's nice to have a constant friend who asks so little, but offers such a wonderful and whimsical presence.

I don't know the botanical name of this fern, but it has happily grown three times its size since living with us.
And we're happy to have her. 

Monday, February 18, 2013

A Crisp Morning View

I stopped for a minute to capture the view from our house this morning. The morning unfolded into a lovely spring-like day - a wonderful way to begin the week.

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