Sunday, February 24, 2008

Anticipating Spring



These are the fabrics I am using for The Girls Easter outfit.

All the pieces are cut and my machine has been busily humming all weekend. Finished project to be revealed soon (of course it is.)

Yesterday I went to The Boys first basketball game of the season. I know nothing about basketball. But I do know this...I think I am going to like learning the game, it's so fun to watch your kids play sports.

OK, I also have to say this, June over at Bye Bye Pie is about to experience her very first NC spring. And I am so excited for her I could almost act silly, instead I am going to post a few of my old NC spring pictures to share with y'all. Especially to my friends who live in the great white North, or other fairly cold places.


All these pictures were taken in our back yard. It starts with the sweet daffodils...

Then the trees start to wake up with their happy little leaves....
And the little shrubs start to come to life...
And the iris bulbs (that somebody put in the ground long before I ever lived there) start to pop up. Just on time...
Oh! but the azalea's! Pink...

...and fuchsia and white! All my favorite colors...
And more Iris. These would come up every year in the bed right outside my kitchen window. They would grow almost three feet tall. They would be taller than The Girl!

Hosta...so green you could almost eat it.


But I think my favorite of all are the camellia's. I'll never forget walking outside to take the dog out in late January, maybe early February, and seeing these beautiful flowers growing in the midst of winter. They are like a little pink gift from God letting us know that the long days of winter will someday come to an end. That warmer times are on the horizon.


La Vida Dulce!

3 comments:

Megan said...

Wow!! So beautiful. Makes me want to move and experience something other than the desert although it's pretty beautiful here right now too. Just a different kind of beautiful. June's in for a treat!

byebyepie said...

Now, see? I am even more excited about spring coming! Your yard was so beautiful!!

Lisa said...

B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!

Can I come over??!!!;-)