Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The Promise of Spring

One of my favorite things to do in the Spring is to take my morning cup of coffee and wander through my flower garden, checking out what new things have sprouted overnight, the progress of buds spotted the previous day, and new buds on perennials that had only popped up a few days earlier. This morning was no exception, with temps in the mid 50s and a gloriously clear blue sky! Barker and Elsie joined me on my little adventure:

I just love foxgloves, and it never ceases to amaze me that even mine return year after year!

My peonies are looking good. I'm so fortunate that Ineke and Martin had established this beautiful bed when they first built our home.

Out with the old and in with the new:

What a difference a day makes:


I've been playing around with more Complexitees, and I'll share a few with you:

This is just a piece of complex cloth that I have some plans for:

And last, but not least, if I haven't already put you to sleep, C and I finished watching a fabulous movie last night (between Braves games and a performance by our local theater group, we cannot get through a movie in one night anymore!). Check out Lars and the Real Woman when you have a chance. It's very interesting: funny, even hilarious at times, but also very poignant.

Take care, and don't forget to stop and smell the roses!



Vicki W said...

Terrific photos! Your T's are also very cool and very "Spring-y".

Gerrie said...

More great tees!! Foxglove grows wild here in Oregon. I had never seen it like that before - along the roadsides.

Karen Hall said...

Lovely to see the plants in your garden. The T shirts are really, really lovely

Joyce said...

I followed your advice, went to check the flowers and found snow on the ground. Sigh. Love the tops you've made from your complex cloth. Beautiful!

Carol said...

I just love to see Barker in the garden, which is looking fabulous, esp with the lake behind (or in front?) Our spring isn't so obvious here on the coast. Your tees are lovely but I still don't know what complex cloth means. All looks pretty complex to me. Thanks for your long message on my blog about Iron Deficient Chef - I think it's great fun and as I don't eat meat it's very relevant to me. Hugs to Barker and of course to you. XXOO

Eva Hagbjärn said...

Lovely dog, lovely flowers, and lovely Tees!

Wish I was small and thin, then I would buy a bunch of your Tees =)
Kram Eva