Yesterday it snowed. Lots. It was actually a mini-blizzard.
As I sat at the computer trying to work, my mind kept wandering. Something was calling to me… something bright, warm, and filled with flowers.
I knew what I had to do. I had to finish up a draft of my next tutorial and send it off to be approved. Then I would have to wait, wouldn’t I? The person who approves it is halfway across the world in Australia and was probably still asleep. This would give me a few hours where I could do whatever I wanted… so off I went…
ah, yes… welcome, indeed
I spent about an hour walking up and down the aisles, dreaming and scheming. When I looked around at other people, they all had a hint of a smile on their face. The saleswoman was wearing a tank top! Oh, now doesn’t she have the best job in the world!? And the smell… the smell of soil after a rain… gah, it gave me shivers…
It’s too early to buy anything for the garden, but I could indulge in one little pot of sweet smelling pansies. It’s now sitting on a rough little wooden bench in my kitchen where the sun pours in all afternoon.
After I left the greenhouse, I headed to my favourite junque shop and stocked up on… (oops, that’s for another post).
I’m joining in on the fun at Texture Tuesday with Kim Klassen. Today we were to use any of Kim’s textures and add some wise words. Well, I’m not so wise, but I loved the quote.
Kim Klassen: Textures kk_3003_2, kk_3003_1
Anna Aspnes: background paper, masks, brushwork, envelope, loop-da-loops
Beads: Amanda Taylor
Deanna@Snippets from Springdale says
Oh, lovely, really lovely. And a mini blizzard?? doesn’t Mother Nature know that it is spring, time for planting!!
Okay.why does spelling junk “junque” just make it look so much more sophisticated???? :)
So pretty Barb, fingers crossed for you to have some warm weather soon….
well, at least you found spring!
Evelyn in Oregon says
I drove by two nurseries yesterday and was so tempted to stop in and look! (Actually, I have two very small pots of gazania plants in my south-facing window—the only place the gets the kind of sun flowers need. I just couldn’t resist buying them a couple of weeks ago!) Today, the sky is gray and every so often little white flakes filter down. We’re supposed to be in the 70’s by the weekend, though. I can only hope. Your pansy is so sweet, and it’s beautifully textured, framed and labeled!
Barbara Hurst says
Quite the contrast you have had in weather, I love the green house. I could spend a lot of time there.
So dreamy! Spring is coming spring is coming spring is coming! ;)
Isn’t it amazing how a small pot of pansies can instantly lift our spirits? I think it’s because they hold the promise of spring. Love your photos and that greenhouse is so cheerful looking. Hard not to be happy there.
Wonderful. I usually say not to plant outdoors until after May 15. However I am not sure about this year. We have some snow in the forecast for Wednesday night. Your pansy shot is great. But, the greenhouse is where I would like to be.
Absolutely gorgeous Barb!
Walking around the greenhouse sounds like a wonderful way to spend an hour (or more).
How charming this photo is! I know the feeling you had….I keep calling the local Agway to see if the trailing geraniums have arrived. The manager and I are becoming great friends…he knows me by my voice…oh boy!
I love what you did with your pansy photo…how pretty! Flowers are calling out to me too…one’s that are supposed to be growing in my yard, but aren’t because it’s so cold and dreary outside. Hope spring finds its way to you soon.
I love your pansies and the lovely collage effect of the image ~ beautiful!