Saturday, April 16, 2011

Must Have Flowers!

If you live in the Pacific Northwest, you won't be surprised by what I am about to say. I have had enough of wintry spring weather. I don't mind rain in the fall. It's cozy after a warm summer, it means football on Sundays and crisp walks and getting out my sweaters. But in the spring, I am ready to warmer weather.

All you see around here right now is rain-pelted camelia blooms littering the yard....but such a pretty carpet of pink, don't you think?

We are still battling rain and chilly temps here. Areas in north Washington were still getting snow this week! My horse is still wearing his winter blanket! I wore a down jacket on my walk to Starbuck's yesterday! Last week I read online that the Seattle area hadn't seen a day of sun in something like 41 days.

Okay, enough of my griping. One of the projects I've been tackling while being trapped inside during foul weather is cleaning out photo files. I found a lot of flower photos that I have taken in the past few years, both with my point-and-shoot Sony and my DSLR Nikon. I thought they might cheer up those of you PAC NW'sters out there, too!!

 In mid-summer these "wild daisies" grow everywhere around here. I love to pick them!

  I think their sunshiney faces looked so cute in this little tarnished silver cup!

A pail I added chalkboard paint to for the shop. Funny thing, it hasn't sold in over a year! It is still there. Maybe it's priced too high. I should just bring it home and plant flowers in it for the porch!

I picked these last year from my Nana's yard. I call them little carnations, but she calls them pinks or pinkies. They smell scrumptious!

Roses from the bushes next to my house in my favorite blue-green jars and vases. These are from two years ago. I could not believe how HUGE and how fragrant they were! The neighbors who lived upstairs a few years ago planted the rose bushes.

Okay, now I've gone and done it! I am buying flowers this weekend for my house. I can't stand it anymore.

If spring won't come outside, then I'll bring it inside.

I hope you all are having a spring-y weekend where you live!


p.s. Thank you for your comments on my bedding post! Funny story- Farmboy hadn't read that post yet but while driving home from dinner the other night he said he'd caught up on some of my last few posts. He said that on my Pottery Barn post, he liked the white fluffy bedding, and the salvaged shelf above the bed. And I looked at him a bit surprised and said well then I can't wait for you to see the post I did today! So far, thumbs up on the white bedding!


Anonymous said...

After 2 days of rain, we woke up to a beautiful sunny morning today. We are spoiled over here because you should hear the whining from local folks if we have a few consecutive days of cloudy skies. But our rhodies dont grow as well over here as yours do and the colors of your azaleas seem more brilliant on your side of the mtns.
Yay! for FarmBoy! I knew you 2 would be compatible!

Linda said...

OH all these beautiful flowers are perfect today...think I'll go buy some for my table! Thanks for sharing!

Vintage Gal said...

Oh thank you so much for that bit of flowery spring. It's damp and cold here in Ontario. I think you've got an excellent idea. I am off to the store to buy myself flowers ~ ;-)

Simply Me said...

O my goodness, i could not live without SUN for that Beautiful photos!!

Polly said...

so pretty! I'm so bored with all the rain we've been getting!

Rachel Noelle said...

LOve your photos!;) I know I cant believe our sunless April so far..and now Im getting another cold!! Hugs,Rachel

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Rozmeen said...

Love your pictures!!

Wishing you a lovely weekend!

Lara said...

Beautiful photos sweetie! My favourite is the 24 chalkboard one - too cute!
:) Lara

Robin said...

Thanks for the pretty photos! It was just the pick-me-up I needed. I fear spring will never arrive here, yesterday I woke up the a light covering of snow!