Friday, February 6, 2009


You could call me an optimist.

After a long, cold, snowy, icy winter, I bought seven packages of flower seeds today.

In my defense, it was 50 degrees outside. That's above zero. The snow is beginning to pull back its blanket and reveal the ground below, and the smell of warming earth rides the breeze.

The smell of slushy manure permeates my porch, but that's another blog topic altogether.

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Tonight, the chance of snow is once again 50 percent, but I'm warmed by the thought of blue flax and gazania blooming in July.


It should probably be noted that both flower varieties are drought tolerant.

I guess I'm not that much of an optimist after all.


Pony Girl said...

I walked by Old Navy tonight and it was full of flip-flops and pastels! Scary! But it's around the corner, hard to believe when I hear things like another chance of snow around here next week....

Willow Tree said...

You're a realist! The flowers are gorgeous; can't wait to see them bloom. I'm on the edge of my seat for spring too. It's going to be 48 degrees here in Wisconsin today... watch out the whole state's gonna get twitterpaited.

Blessings, Carolynn

Bill Harshaw said...

I must be weird. Your mention of the smell of manure brought tears of remembrance.

Jenny said...

It's been in the 70s here the last couple of days. But I sure would trade it for some cold snow or ice just so we could get some moisture.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to hear the manure blog... anxiously awaiting to see if compares to my house, yard, etc.


Mum-me said...

Hope your flowers bloom sooner rather than later, and that drought leaves you alone!

Anne said...

I must confess that the seed catalog epidemic has definitely stretched its way to all of us in the breaks. Have you tried Cook's Seeds? My biggest weakness is flower bulbs, so my massive order from Colourblends goes in during the fall and I have to wait patiently (or not so) to see what comes up!

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