Tuesday, January 25, 2011

If Winter Comes, Can Spring Be Far Behind?

It has been foggy in the mornings, thick as pea soup, and a hazy gray for the rest of the day. Chilly! Sometimes we see no blue sky for days. Other days the sun peaks out and teases us for a few minutes before the mist rolls back in.

I love to wander the back yard to see what might be peeking around the corner. Spring annuals that are determined to break ground, so to speak, and bloom early. I love this particular shade of orange of the Iceland Poppy. Their petals are fine like crepe paper.

The man that mows my yard surprised me with this beautiful camellia for Christmas. It's a new variety called Buttermint. I can't wait to find just the perfect spot to plant it. Will it be in the ground? Will I find a pot to showcase it in?

Although I can't do much in the yard just yet, I can plan - and dream.

What are you dreaming about these dreary days?


Mumzie said...

Love it! Happy gardening to you Miss Jean; and may the sun burn off this fog... we need some sunshine. :)

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

I'm dreaming of puppies!! I bet you are too - just a little bit.

Thanks for the great card and the gift card!! I'll be sure to use it on my next Starbucks trip.

Have a great day,

Thimbleanna said...

Oh gosh -- those flowers are beautiful. We can't even dream of spring yet -- still too early and still snow on the ground!

Anonymous said...

Oh Jean I so wish it was gardening time but we have till the end of May to really get going here in Co.

How are you doing these days? Say hi to hubby for us!

We have food box day tomorrow- we got a deep freeze donated to us and Bill picked it up today so next month hopefully we will have some frozen meat to offer. We are having difficulty getting good inexpensive food for the poor which is so sad so having the freezer will be a big help as several individuals have meat to donate! Yippee Jesus!

bee blessed

RSA Certificate said...

How pretty! I'm counting the days till spring shows her lovely face :)

ChaChaneen said...

Oh that is just lovely!! It will look lovely in your yard!

ferne said...

I just found you through Pam Kitty's blog and am enjoy my visit to your blog. Seems we have a lot in common...I love to quilt and garden and have worked at nurseries for the last 13 years. I am currently working in Red Bluff, but I worked in San Jose for the 12 years prior to moving to Shingletown a year ago. Loving my life right now quilting and gardening to my hearts content! Oh and I really love that gardenia!!!