Monday, April 7, 2014

flowers in the New England house



No flowers in the garden. 

I keep looking, where the first crocus, the first snowdrop, 
usually appear. But it will happen--I know, because look at Jane's flowers.


I keep supermarket daffodils close by, 
because they smell like spring, even when I'm not looking.

Also:

I enjoyed this book. And this one.







36 comments:

  1. Hello Jen, I used to look in the woods for the earliest flowers. First skunk cabbage, then ones like coltsfoot, and after that the spring flower season started in earnest.
    --Jim

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    1. Lovely images, Jim. Reminds me of my Virginia childhood.

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  2. Hi Jen, Your spring flowers will come soon!!! I know for sure ;-)!

    In the mean time you have some lovely daffodils to enjoy!

    Happy week,

    Madelief x

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    1. In the meantime I can also enjoy your gorgeous flowers!

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  3. Nothing says "spring is on its way" better than a pot full of daff's. Yours are lovely! thanks.

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    1. It's so hard to choose among flowers, but I think I agree with you about daffs signaling spring.

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  4. Nothing much in my garden either, only buds. But, any day now, I know one morning everything will open all at once and that morning would be a spectacular morning! (Am I asking too much?)

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    1. It will be so exciting--I don't remember ever feeling such anticipation for spring.

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  5. Keep looking, I just saw the first muscari popping up here....and after today's rain we're due for more 60 degree days.

    My peach tree is flowering. I believe in spring again.

    It will come. But until then, enjoy all the market has to offer.

    xo J

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  6. Hello Jen:

    Be patient for spring will come, and when it does what joy and delight it will bring with it for you.

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    1. It will be the best spring! (Can you believe I still have some snow on the ground?)

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    2. Hi Jen,
      Just back from Arlington Ma not VA from a two-week visit so Yes!
      I for one can well believe it. My next to last day there was the Nor'easter -- wow! More poetry, please. Warm regards,
      Diane in Denver

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  7. I was like you are about a month ago, but Spring is really with us here now (mid UK) - wonderful. Your daffs are lovely in the yellow jug. Love your blue bowl! Abby x

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    1. Thanks--my husband and son brought me the bowl from Turkey.

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  8. The photos of your flowers are really great, Jen. I always enjoy seeing what's around the flowers that people post. :o)

    Thanks for your comment on my blog today. In answer to your question, we live in Chandler, Arizona - just outside of Phoenix. LOVE living in Arizona, but not so much in the summer. Though, I must say, I'd rather deal with the heat than have to shovel snow - I don't do well in cold weather. :o)

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    1. It was in the 90's when we were there in Oct. so can't imagine the summers. (Though I love how it's cool in the mornings and evening.) I would like to visit in the spring to the the cactus flowers.

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  9. I have crocus growing, I can't tell you how excited I am...and I hate crocus. I also see the snowdrops when I walk Max in the morning. Can't believe it's here! I'm using supermarket flowers too but not for long. Love pictures out of airplane windows!

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    1. You don't really hate crocus, do you? You're just still feeling some winter bitterness. I think the squirrels have dug mine up. Does Max have spring fever?

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  10. Oh, Jen...your spring is coming! Until then the store-bought tulips and daffodils add sunshine to your days. The view from the airplane windows is awesome...maybe as close as I'll ever come! Take heart and paint your days away until your springtime! Smiles...Susan

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    1. I'm happy looking at pictures of your flowers and all the other ones our friedns are posting. (30 peonies!) I've actually been painting little topographic (?) landscapes, as though seen from above.

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  11. We're waiting for spring here in Minnesota as well, and I have to admit I'm never so glad to see mud and potholes and dirty mounds of barely perceptible remnants of melting snow as I am after the brutal winter we've just endured! (And I know it wasn't just brutal here!) Your daffodils are delightful. And the tulips with the little statue utterly charming.

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    1. We are definitely still in the mud/pothole phase too!

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  12. Hello Jen

    Before you know it you will have a profusion of colour in your garden. Why is it when we are watching nothing seems to happen. Thank you for stopping in and commenting on my blog.
    To Spring flowers

    Helenxx

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    1. Oh, yes--the watched pot that never boils!

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  13. Your spring it truly late. We have wildflowers already - buttercups, purple grass widows, and domestic violets. When they were first married, Emma Thompson and Kenneth Branagh filmed the miniseries, Fortunes of War. It was very good and is available on Netflix.

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    1. Now I have to look up purple grass widows--intriguing name. Never saw Fortunes of War, but loved Thompson and Branagh--wish I'd seen them on the stage together.

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  14. Hello Jen. Your post consists of many interesting elements as always.
    I hope your flowers will open up sooner.

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    1. They will. And the waiting makes it sweeter. (She tells herself.)

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  15. Jen You have had a long hard winter over there but I dont think you will have to wait too much longer for spring to appear.

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  16. Poems, books, daffodils, paintings... You are doing well.

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    1. Or, how to get through a long winter. (life?)

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  17. Jen,
    I think spring is finally here! The weather is gonna be in the 70's this week and all the pear trees are blooming! Beginning to think it wasn't ever gonna happen! Hope it's happening where you are!
    Rebecca

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    1. Rebecca--I want to see pictures of those pear trees!

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