Saturday, February 18, 2012

Snowdrops & Daffodils

Hi there, thanks for stopping by to visit!  I hope you're having a nice weekend!  Gosh it's been busy around here!  Thursday hubby and I went out for Chinese lunch and then grocery shopping.  Yesterday I went swimming.  Today I went to Rooster Rock for a Vista House art review.  While I was gone my dear husband put a pot roast in the oven, so when I arrived home the farmhouse smelled divine.  We just now had our dinner and it was delish.  When I arrived home I took my iPhone and snapped some photos of the Snowdrops - this huge patch is in our front walkway - after these are done then this whole area is covered with Lily-of-the-Valley!  This is the first flower to bloom here and so to me they mean that the worst of Winter is over and Spring will be arriving, along with my Lilacs, then roses!
 These bashful little flowers stay closed up unless it warms up.. aren't they sweet?
This little patch is in front of the big Pin Oak tree, I thought the white in the bark was kind of neat. 
And the Daffodils are coming up!  The little tree is our Japanese Lace Leaf Maple.  We need to do some garden cleanup, it is apparent.  
More daffs. 
The weather is not lovely.. drizzly rain.. dark clouds.. cold.  We watched Downton Abbey this morning before I headed out.  I sure do love that series - on Masterpiece Theater.  If you haven't seen it.. you really need to watch it.  I think I'm going to start on my 3rd Teddy Bear today.  We're going to our son's house tomorrow for a 2nd experimental chili... and we're going to take corn casserole.  Both sons will be there and all 4 grandsons.  


I'm glad you enjoyed seeing my spinning exploits!  My next class will be to make a cedar bark basket in about 10 days.  I'm excited about it!!  Enjoy your weekend!  ((hugs)), Teresa :-) 

20 comments:

  1. I have been meaning to start watching Downtown Abbey. I have heard that it is really good. Those snowdrops are so sweet. We have flower buds around here and snow in the forecast. *sigh*

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  2. Love to see your flowers peeking out, Spring is so early this year. I need to order the first two seasons of Downtown Abby. I have to PBS cataolg, I just haven't done it yet. Have fun with your family tomorrow.
    Meredith

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  3. Snowdrops and Daffodils and whiskers on kittens ........... these are a few of my favourite things !!! Reminds me of that old song from one of my all time favourite movies. Your weekend sounds very enjoyable. I'm going to have to look up a recipe for corn casserole - don't believe I've ever had one of those. Your pictures are lovely, as always and I'll be looking forward to seeing teddy number 3. xoxox

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  4. Oh my---your snowdrops are amazing! I LOVE them; will definitely have to get some to plant in autumn for next spring! Daffodils are one of my favorite spring bulbs too; I especially like Mt Hoods and tete-a-tete's. Love, love, love the moss on your boulder--beautiful:)
    I am SO excited to see your cedar bark basket---I will be eagerly watching for photos of it after you have your lessons!
    Weather at the coast wasn't too bad at all; just cold and very windy...very, very windy!Saw an azalea in bloom there--can spring be far off?
    Blessings, Aimee
    Blessings,
    Aimee

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  5. Hi again Teresa .... Did you get the email I sent to the address in your blog profile? Needed a little advice please.

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  6. It's so strange to see all the early garden bulbs coming up already. That never happens in Chicago until late April. Not that I'm complaining, but I sure hope they don't get frostbitten in March and lost. Glad to see you are having a nice weekend. Crazy that we were out for a walk in Feburary here. Tomorrow we are even planning on firing up the grill.

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  7. Oh yes, it does look like Spring may be just around the corner!!!! We too LOVE Downton Abbey!!
    : ) Have fun at the boys tomorrow!!

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  8. Sounds like you have been having a wonderful weekend. I am spending it cleaning, organizing and crocheting. (but tomorrow is Fluffy's birthday). I was taking pictures with my phone today too. Mom has resurection lillies coming up along her driveway. Yay! Time to start planning the gardens :)

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  9. I love when your flowers start blooming. They are so gorgeous! We are finally getting some winter weather ....snow!! Finally! Thanks for your sweet comments yesterday. It was a bittersweet day.

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  10. When I first read your title, I thought I was going to see some snow. Ha-ha. But the flowers are really neat too...so cute and feminine-looking. I guess all flowers are feminine-looking though, aren't they? duh. I guess everyone's plants and flowers are confused with this mild winter. Hope you enjoyed your dinner!

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  11. Oooo! Thanks for sharing your Snowdrops, they are beautiful. It sure does sound like you are busy and being taken good care of ;) x

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  12. What a glorious carpet of snowdrops Teresa and great to see the daffs peeping up too. Downton Abbey is fabulous....I have a very, very weak claim to fame with it.....my future son in law went to school with Dan Stevens who plays Matthew Crawley...they were smoking buddies...not sure that is the sort of claim I should shout about but it's fun anyway-LOL! Tom no longer smokes and perhaps Dan doesn't either ;0)
    Jane x

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  13. Shockingly beautiful photos. Amazing.

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  14. Hi Teresa, just catching up on your blog this week. The crocheted teddies are wonderful and will be much loved by the girls. I loved seeing all the beautiful spinning that you did at class. Its lovely seeing the snowdrops - spring is on its way. Downton Abbey is wonderful, I love it :-) Have a great week ((hugs)) Joanna xx

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  15. Hello Teresa. Love Downton Abbey. The snowdrops are beautiful- we have some out, and crocus plus the daffodils are starting to appear. We were at my eldest son's this weekend and they have a fabulous display of snowdrops. The sky was the most brilliant blue today up in Yorkshire but it was sooooooooo cold. Hope you've had a lovely time with your family. Anne x

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  16. I love the snowdrops, and the colours in your pictures are amazing in spite of the dark clouds! I've never heard of Downton Abbey, it seems like I'm the only one, lol :D I'm curious now, so I'm going to search for some information! I hope you've had a great time with your lovely family :-) xxxx

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  17. Gorgeous images!
    I'd never heard of of Downtown Abbey until I read about it on so many blogs.
    It's on Wednesday at 9pm and looking forward to watching :-)

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  18. I absolutely love snowdrops! One of the first signs that spring is on its way. I remember now that at one time there was a patch of them in our yard... they must have become chicken food since I haven't noticed them in a few years. I'm hearing so much about Downton Abbey, I'm hoping I can find the series online and watch it one day.

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  19. Teresa, your snowdrops are so lovely, and your pictures of the daffodil leaves give me hope that ours have progressed that far, too. I'll have to check.
    I crocheted two more hearts this weekend, starched them last night and plan to send them off to my sons' families back East. So many raves about Downton Abbey, I guess I will have to check it out on NETFLICKS. Congrats on 200 followers! <3

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  20. It looks like your garden will be up in full gear again here soon! I always love to see the natural beauty around your place. Also, a heads up for you, I’ve nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award. Check my space for details! http://minaandme.wordpress.com/

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