Sunday, January 10, 2010

Looking Ahead....

As we sit here looking out at snow covered back yards and snow covered mountains my thoughts go to spring. Spring,... out in the woods the trillium will be blooming again! I am thinking about my 40' long flower box along the side of my house and the hardy flowers that grow there year after year. I think of what choices I will make for annuals to add bright spots of color. I think of the smell of the soil, the breeze in the pine trees and I can almost hear the birds singing!

What prompted me to think about spring? Jenny Matlock! Jenny's blog post today is about gardening and where she purchases much of her seeds and gardening supplies. To get us all in the mood she's hosting a "give-away"... the prize is a $50 gift certificate to The Tasteful Garden.

So visit both The Tasteful Garden and Jenny Matlock. You won't be disappointed. Thanks Jenny for visiting my blog. I followed the trail back to your blog and am now a follower, -- Just in time to join you as we both look ahead to spring!

17 comments:

Erica Houskeeper said...

Just a few more months of winter weather, right? This photo definitely makes me long for green grass and blooming flowers! Did you get outdoors on your snowshoes this weekend? It was chilly, but the sun was out, which was a huge plus. Take care.

Tammie Lee said...

ah, it is grand to dream of sping in the depth of winters snow. The trillium are beautiful!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Cedar, I do visit Jenny's blog. I LOVE her stories!!!!!

We are both looking ahead to spring today.... I guess that helps us KNOW that it too will come -----sometime!!! ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Dog Trot Farm said...

Ceder, Thanks for sharing I am off to check out Jenny's blog. Keep this quote handy, "God gave us memories so that we might have roses in December" JM Barrie.

montucky said...

Your trilliums got to me and I had to look back at my files. It means mid April here, but surely something to already start looking forward to!

troutbirder said...

I do like your trilliums. Our native ones here have the flower underneath... not quite as spectacular.

DayPhoto said...

I'm into the count down here--farming starts in 7-8 weeks tops!

YEAH!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/

Together We Save said...

I am counting the days till spring... I hate cold weather.

Jenny said...

Good morning! I love triliums. They are so wonderfully clean and graphic. Sounds like a weird description, doesn't it AND I was surprised to see my name here which was cool, too!

Carolyn said...

On my stroll through Toronto yesterday I saw six Robins....a sure sign that winter is ebbing...yeah, in your dreams Carolyn! I like looking ahead but I have to be careful not to miss what is in front of me.
I have spent this past week going back and visiting places where I lived and went to school...some have changed, some are unrecognizable and some have stayed the same....really quite interesting. Hope all is well.
Smiles and blessings Cedar

Jean said...

I'm with you on thinking of spring! Love the new trailor! Good for you! Jean

Beth Niquette said...

Yes, I can hardly wait to hike in the forests of our childhood to see the johnny jumpups, trilliums and may flowers in bloom once more.

Star flowers, skunk cabbage and fairies lace--all those lovely wildflowers...

Ah....Cedar--your photos make me feel positively nostoligic!

A New England Life said...

You torture me Cedar! Spring can't come soon enough! I need to plant some bulbs in a pot to enjoy in February. At least the days are getting longer : )

As I grow older I'm trying to tell myself to just enjoy every day that comes, it's all a blessing. Not to mention living where we do there is no choice but to accept the cold. It's a way of life for us northerners.

Sharon

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

Cedar..I always see you and wanted to stop by and visit your blog...just beautiful..love your header picture....wonderful.

i'll be happy to follow you along the way..
more later,
kary

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

Thanks so much for stopping by Farmhouse..didn't I see you at Mr. Toast's Christmas Tea?

I LOVE Mr. Toast....

Shelley said...

Those trilliums are such pretty flowers! I'm looking forward to spring too!!

Yolanda said...

I love these and they grow here too. I know spring is here when I see them.