Monday, March 9, 2015

Language of flowers. . . . . . . .



 Yesterday we headed to the garden . . . . . . many hours of hard work, not play. 
Bob was more diligent than me, I had to give up and let him carry on alone
 until supper time.
Sun shining, slight breeze, temperature actually reached over 70F by mid-afternoon. 
We have a lot of damage from the recent ice storm, split branches on small trees and 
shrubs, the worse being a large and lovely variegated privet, which has to 
come down now. 
We let it go with only minimal pruning over 10 years and it became a tall tree.  
Located behind the gazebo it gave us privacy. It became a favorite perching place 
for the birds on their way to feeders and bird bath.
It will be missed, a lot.

The first daffodils were a shock - they were all lying on the ground. Stems bent 
from the ice were unable to hold up their golden heads.
I cut them and brought them in the cottage, looked for a short vase and decided 
two of my favorite mugs would be perfect.


 . . . . . . and today is the day for changing the magazine tear sheet on the 
refrigerator door. Remember I shared this easy display location a while back.
Winter is on the wane and I'm now enjoying this beautiful display of daffodils.

Daffy-down-dilly 
Has come to town
With a yellow petticoat 
And a pretty green gown
~ Nursery Rhyme ~


12 comments:

  1. I have daffodils coming out in my garden at the moment, my mum used to love them

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  2. I hate it when shrubs or trees are damaged after a bad winter, they've taken a long time to mature . Daffs. are my favourite spring flower, even though they don't last very long in a vase. I like the idea of a magazine tear sheet on the fridge door.

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  3. Flowers! We all love love love them. Tomorrow on our "By Invitation Only" posts from around the world we are talking about the inspiration we get from flowers and our "go-to" Spring outfits. I'm in Texas so we really haven't had freeze damage in Houston this year, but tons of friends on the East coast & in the North, and they have suffered big-time. xx's

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  4. Your daffodils are gorgeous! I just can't enough of them this year.
    They are so beautiful to watch out my window. Sorry you lost a favored tree.

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  5. That's a great idea, Mary, with the Magazine tear sheet. Beautiful photo of your "frozen" daffodils too, I might add. Sorry though to learn fo that lovely variegated privet having to come down. So will you now plant another? :)

    BTW, thought I'd let you that I've started a new blog, writing again to accompany my artistic journey.

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    1. Yeah! So happy you are back writing Michael. Your art is amazing but your writing I've missed so much. I've left a comment and signed up to received your future posts - welcome back!
      LIfe is good, is it not?
      Hugs - Mary

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  6. http://dottyhill.blogspot.com/ btw.

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  7. Oh that's a shame about your tree. Your daffodils look beautiful though, at least you were able to salvage them!

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  8. I'm glad you were able to cut some daffodils and enjoy them inside after the ice damaged them so much. And that's a shame about your privet. Ice and snow can be very damaging to shrubs and trees. I like your fridge picture this month. Very cheerful.

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  9. Oh poor things! What an awful shock for them. How beautiful they look in your home. Pace yourselves now...there is probably much to be done after this harsh winter. I will be glad to see bare ground; hopefully, in a few weeks there'll be some.

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