Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Still Waiting for Spring

My best friend Elaine lives in Connecticut - she is busy cleaning up her garden, crocus and snow drops and hellebores are blooming.
I am so envious, we are still encased in snow and I woke up to hail and sleet this morning.
And of course the dire news in Japan.
So I am dreaming of my gardens from other years and hoping spring will come again, the crocus first of course. My front lawn is full of crocus, I plant hundreds of them each year, hoping to increase the bloom though even hidden in the lawn they are tasty and expensive food for the little creatures living underground. I plant snow crocus, the tiny crocus that come in such an amazing array of soft colors and bloom with the snow drops. The hellebore is probably blooming under the snow.
And then of course the daffodils and tulips will come.

















But for now there is just snow and mud. I have been knitting and crocheting like crazy, working on cotton hats and scarves for spring for BeadedWire. Slouch hats, cloches and skinny scarves.

21 comments:

Lissie said...

Gorgeous photos!
Espesially the first one!
Lovely hats to! :)

Jill Q said...

Happiness is . . . that very first crocus!

Crystal Zacharias said...

Lovely photos...and spring is on it's way!

Terra Verde said...

I am so ready for spring! Your pictures are gorgeous.

rachelkerr said...

I agree! I am sooo ready for spring!

Michelle said...

Our daffodils bloomed today. I can't wait to get into the gardens at home. Spring is truly around the corner.

asdesigns said...

great hats! and i cant imagine seeing blooming flowers already! soon...i hope!

bountyofbeads said...

Talented gardener, photographer and creator!!!

magdamagda said...

your waiting will certainly be worth it! I hope you'll be posting a pic of your crocus soon!:)

Lbtoyos said...

What a luck to have a garden with flowers until you have to wait a little more.... I envious too. :)

Linda B said...

Great post. There are a few crocus coming at work.

Leah R. Hood, Jewelry Designer & Artisan said...

You take such gorgeous photos! I am so ready for warmer weather and Spring flowers!

Crystal Eldoradosoap said...

Beautiful photos, I'm so glad spring is just days away!

Kelly said...

I had to leave my gardens in CT when we moved last summer. I imagine the crocus are blooming in our front yard, too, though the renters get to enjoy them this year. Lovely cloche hats, too. (galeazglass)

Angels and Everlastings said...

Such a beautiful picture of the crocuses. We are anxiously awaiting their bloom here in Boston area. There is a garden that I pass on my way to work and I look every day to see them but they haven't shown yet. The amazing thing is that all of a sudden they will be there.

petite hermine said...

Those are beautiful flowers and hats! I'm definitely ready for spring :)

Sea Flower Studios said...

Love the spring hats!

Sewinggranny - Mona said...

I am looking for spring too!! Lovely photos and hats.

BijiBijoux said...

Lovely hats!

Elemenopie Designs said...

I am with you....ready for Spring! I love those hats! I can totally see my youngest wearing that beige one!

Kristi Michelle said...

I love spring flowers too, crocus are such a delight!