Wednesday, March 04, 2009


The sun was bright and the day warm.
I swept the porch.

My first crocuses have bloomed.

They bloomed this afternoon.

Curtains are on the wash line.

I made lavender water for my sprinkler girl.

I have ironing to do.

There is Spring cleaning to be done

inside and outside.

The crocuses are blooming.


Anonymous said...

WOW! Crocus! I can't wait for our to bloom. Right now they are under more than 2 feet of snow.

Anonymous said...

We have a white crocus species that just bloomed yesterday too. The synchronization is fantastic.

Debra Howard said...

Such beautiful pics. Wow. I love that bottle too. Great post.

ChrisND said...

That is exciting...and a nice bright yellow one! We had a warm day today and some snow melted...but I didn't have a crocus 'til April last year.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I just know my crocus were open today too but I was at work and didn't get to see them. Hopefully tomorrow I will get to see them blooming. It is supposed to be warm but windy. Your little sprinkler lady is cute. I haven't seen one of those in a long time.

Kit Aerie-el said...

Great pictures! Things are starting to show signs of life in our gardens too. Not quite as much as yours, but the promise of beauty to come nonetheless.

Wendy said...

Yippeeee! Yellow crocuses! I love the cheerfulness of yellow. Thanks for sharing your pics with us. My crocuses are still under snow. When they bloom, I'll share them with you!
Like your sprinkler lady. I've never seen one of those.

Rose said...

Lovely crocuses! I am still waiting for mine to come up. I can almost smell those curtains through my monitor, Sherry:) I love to hang up clothes and smell that fresh scent when I bring them in--that almost says spring to me as much as the first flowers blooming. Tomorrow it's supposed to be in the 50's here, so I may hang up some laundry as well. That is one housekeeping chore I've always enjoyed.

Sounds like you have been very busy, but there's nothing like the excitement of an upcoming trip to get the energy flowing! The Northwest is a place I would love to visit some day. And I chuckled when I read your "son-not-in-law"; I'm assuming I am interpreting that correctly--I have one, too, living in Arizona with older Daughter:)

Gardeness said...

That crocus is brilliant. Gorgeous photos!

Judy said...

I am waiting for the crocuses here, but they will be another month yet. I will simply have to admire yours vicariously!! Ditto for the laundry on the line.
I know you follow my blog, so drop in, because the latest post has a surprise for you!

Q said...

Dear Maine Birder,
I saw a report on the news about all the snow the Northeast received! Glad you and your gardens are safe...moisture is nice for spring blooms.
I watched as the snows melted and the crocuses was a fine meditation.
Spring will be in your gardens soon. I know I easily could have another snow storm. March is a fickled month.
So good to hear from you.

Q said...

Dear Bernie,
I have some white crocuses in my moon garden..they are under a pile of Dogwood leaves...I have flower bed clean up to do!
I love the way Spring wakes up and the flowers begin to bloom.
I am looking forward to wildflowers too. I love walking in the woods in the Springtime and finding them!

Q said...

Dear Debbie,
Thank you! Ironing is so fun when I sprinkle my own lavender water. I think my blue lady is cute!
I just bought a Chinese Man sprinler bottle. I think I will put mint water in him.

Q said...

Dear Chris,
Spring is on her way! I am very excited to see flowers again. I know I could still get snow but it will not last.
Once the crocus bloom I have lots of work to do. I leave the spent annuals over winter in the gardens. Spring clean up is when I remove them. Lots of removing to do!

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
I hope you get outside today and watch the crocus bloom. It is so exciting. I am not sure what happened to my snowdrops. I have not seen any sign of them.
The crocus was my first flower for 2009! I have missed the flowers.
Lots of gardening to do this year. I have a couple of new beds I want to put in.
We have the potatoe patch ready to plant on St. Pat's Day.
I am excited!
Happy Spring,

Q said...

Dear Aerie-el,
Once the snow began to melt I thought I would see a few crocuses. I have lots and lots of them. I will be planting more since I did many as forced bulbs this past winter. I love them. So pretty. The yellows almost always bloom first. Looking forward to seeing your blooms.
Happy Spring,

Q said...

Dear Wendy,
I will enjoy seeing your flowers this Spring. I love watching the way Spring comes to those South of me and than again to those North.
Spring is my new favorite season.
The old ironing sprinkler bottles are fun. I love to add a bit of lavender water to my ironing. The sweet bottles makes for fun "sprinkling."
Happy Spring,

Q said...

Dear Rose,
I love the entire ritual of the laundry. I love my laundry basket. I love bringing my fresh laundry in. If something needs pressing it is fun to sprinkle and iron...
The clothspin bag I made for my Mother. I remember her clothes line. I bought new pins this year.

Our son-not-in-law is a dear heart. I also think of him as our son-in-love! I am looking forward to seeing them. It has been too long since I felt my daughter's hugs and gazed into her deep blue eyes!
Happy Spring,

Q said...

Dear Gardeness,
Thank you. I was pleased with the macro photographs. They are fun to do.
Happy Spring,

Q said...

Dear Judy,
Thank you!
I am enjoying getting to know you and your gardens.
I just love our neighborhood!
Happy Spring,

Cheryl said...

Dear Sherry.....I have crocus is one plant the rabbits and sparrows will destroy. I have planted in tubs etc etc but no, as soon as that lovely bloom opens, next day gone.....

I will enjoy yours....and pretend they are

It has been a lovely day here so I have had washing on the line......spring cleaning is getting done slowly, my gardens need me at the moment....I have lots of plants appearing.....and much cutting back needs to be done...
I had five bumbles in the garden today......I am a happy girl.....

Hope you are well and enjoying your spinning wheel.....

Deb said...

Seeing the crocus is exciting! We will have to be a bit more patient although today it was Spring-like outside. Rain is in the forecast for the next few days. I love your peg bag with the embroidered flowers.

Tumblewords: said...

Poetry in words and photos! Lovely! The snow stopped here about half an hour ago but is expected to re-start this afternoon - if there are crocuses out there, they can't be seen! Thank you for sharing yours!

Q said...

Dear Cheryl,
I do know what you mean! In the past rabbits have eaten mine too. I am not seeing any rabbits this spring. I wonder why....
I will glady share the crocus with you!
Spring cleaning is a slow process here too...I do some and than go out to be with the birds.
I am loving the spinning. My yarn is still rather chunky but I was told to treasure my first spinnings so I am.
So many bumbles,wow! I am looking forward to when the bees wake up in my gardens...soon the butterflies will return too...
Happy Spring!

Q said...

Dear Deb,
I do beleive Spring has sprung!
I hear the pre-dawn songs again...just the beginnings the full morning chorus has not yet started but any day I expect it!
I love spring...
I made the pin bag for my is special to me.
My Mother loved roses.

Q said...

Dear Sue,
Bless your live in a very snowy part of the country.
Glad you have a delightful sense of is better to lauggh than cry. Easier on the face.
Thank you.
I do love taking pictures...
Soon the butterflies and the bees will return.

Mel said...

Crocus are such pretty flowers!
So great that you are getting them already :)

Q said...

Dear Mel,
It is chilly this morning and we still will have freezing temperatures in April, but Spring is here!
I just saw our chipmonk...he is awake after a long winter's sleep.