Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Oregon Has a Reputation...

...of being rainy and cloudy.  I would like to tell you that it's a big hoax to keep the hordes away from our little Eden.  But it's green here for a reason.. :-)
Hubby cut these daffodils yesterday after hearing that a new front was to come in today and drop lots more rain.  Let's just say these are happy little dry flowers who escaped the downpour today.  
Here's a photo to prove what I'm telling you... can you say *gloom*?  Thank goodness our 3 chickens don't seem to mind and are giving us 2 or 3 eggs a day.  Hubby picks them a big handful of green grass each day as we can't let them roam free as we lost one early on to a raccoon, coyote or fox.
Don't the Daffodils brighten up the rainy day?
Is there anything more saturated with YELLOW than a Daffodil?  And the aroma is quite simply unique and makes me think of all the Springtimes over the years.
We just picked a small bouquet of Daphne Odora - the only 2 flowers in bloom here on the farm right now.  Have you ever smelled one?  If you have, you'd never forget it.  This little posy is sitting on the table next to me and the fragrance is wafting up to me.  Mmmm.

I found this little vase at an antique show in Hood River several years ago, it's turning slightly purple from the sun and has little thumbprints all around it.  It's just the right size for small bouquets such as this and especially my favorite, Lily-of-the-Valley of which I have a very large patch of them to the right of our brick pathway up to the front porch and front door.  I can't wait till they bloom and I'll share them with you.  Don't you wish blogs had "smell-a-vision"?  :-)

I hope you're having a nice week, ours is nice and calm, I only have one commitment this week, I have a Friends of Multnomah Falls bus tour planning dinner meeting on Thursday.  We will be planning the itinerary for a bus tour of the Columbia River Gorge and will be having lunch at the Columbia Gorge Hotel, a vintage and wonderful hotel that sits on a cliff with a major waterfall right behind it!

((Hugs)) Teresa


  1. Hooray, I am first to comment on your lovely bright and yellow blog today. Love the flowers, they just brighten a rainy day so much. We had a ton of rain here in Florida yesterday, sorry for the Spring Breakers but we need rain, too. Today cloudy and gloomy, just perfect for a bit of tea and crochet time. Teresa I bet everyday at your house is bright and cheerful. Still sending positive healing thoughts to your family,
    Have a great day,

  2. Teresa!! your pictures are lovely and bright as always! I love the daffodills... Your baby boots are the most cutest thing!!! I love them!!!
    Your sock monkey are something different to me, I know the concept but I really don't know anything about them... I'll look for them.
    Thank you for what you said about me and your new earrings!!! I'm glad they went to you and I'm sure they are in the best house they could be!

  3. Hi Teresa, Lovely flowers and Greenness in Oregon!!! Love all the pictures you show us and especially your cheer. Hope you are doing well. xoRobin❤

  4. Thats the nice part of living in a rainy region of the earth. It is green. I like it. And don't mind rainy days as much as I did when the boys were little. It's peace and quiet in the house on rainy days.

    However, we are enjoying wonderful spring weather here at the moment and are looking forward to some really nice and warm days. I can't wait to see the sun coming up.

    Have a nice day and enjoy your daffodils.

  5. Oh I do wish blogs could come with a smell - love your daffodils! It's the first time I see Daphne Odora, such pretty flowers... I like your Easter decoration too :)
    Have a wonderful day!

  6. We are also having some much needed rain here today Teresa, March was so dry this year. Daffs are my favourite flower, I just cannot see enough of them. I recently bought Daphne Odora and I hoping in years to come to enjoy its heady fragrance. I have smelt it and it really is divine. Lovely photos! Keep dry,
    Jane x

  7. Lovely pictures of beautiful flowers. I'm sure your house now smells wonderful! I hope all is well with you and yours. I think of you often in my prayers ((Hugs)) from NC :)


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