Friday, February 6, 2009

Spring Arrives to Dance with Winter

Each year at this magical time the buds of Miss Spring tap on Mr. Winter's chilly shoulder and beg for a dance. Though I have much to be done in the cottage, on the computer (like visiting all of my fine friends in the blogdom), and in the realm of chore . . . I simply must cast aside "must" and run to embrace the magical moments that glow for but a moment in my Sylvan rooms.

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Yesterday my dear one dug 14 new beds . . .

. . . for 14 newly-delivered roses.

And now pretty maids sit demurely in a row
Awaiting the chiming of Summer's call to
The Blossom Ball.

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All this talk of roses mingled with
The misty moment in my garden . . .
I simply must be off this box
And out into the pathways and woods
I call home as easily as I do the hearth.

I dare not miss a moment of the meeting of Spring and Winter
As it is a glorious sight.

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Nuccio's Buttons and Bows Camellia

White Lenten Rose

Blue Peter Rhododendron

Ice Follies Daffodil

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"And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils."

~~ William Wordsworth ~~

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PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek


Aly @ Lip Zip said...

I love the photo of the Camellia. I have honestly never seen such a beautiful photo of one!

sukipoet said...

Oh my, what a lovely spot you live in. I adore that little cottage too, that shows up behind your dear one digging. The flowers are beautiful. Oh yes, be outside. So glorious.

Becky said...

Everything looks beautiful. 14 new roses! Oh to be free from deer. *sigh* I can't wait until your yard is ready for a tour. ;-)

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Beautiful. It will still be awhile before buds pop out round here.

TuTu's Bliss said...

I can't garden. Not a bit. I try. I want to. It is not going to happen. I'll have to live through your blog and your stunning pics!! Jen

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

OK, without reading petty, I'm jealous. I went sans coat for the first time in forever today. Yesterday it was 6 and today it was 40!!!!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

when I grow up and leave home can I come live with you???

Cathy said...

I love spring! Cannot wait until my daffodils begin blooming!

LadiesoftheHouse said...

Ooohhh...I can't wait to see those beauties in bloom this year! Wait a second--don't you have deer there? Won't they eat them down to nubs?

Anonymous said...

Debbie, you so obviously love your garden, and plants, and though in CA it strikes me as being a very English choice of varieties ??? I recently visited the breeding grounds of David Austin Roses - fantastic; so hard to choose what I would grow here in my old-fashioned 'secret garden'. I wish you much happiness with your plantings - and have you tried making pot-pourri from the scented petals? I have a recipe. Ann (from UK)

Anonymous said...

Oh the envy.... the delight... I'm so happy for you to be able to plant your roses to ground.

We are moving to our first home & as soon as our feet hit the ground, you can bet roses will be in the earth!!

Your daughter is delightful!