Thursday, January 12, 2006

Ready for Spring

I know, I know... Christmas is hardly over. We still have a few decorations to tuck away, but my thoughts have already turned to spring. It doesn't help that we are already receiving February magazines with beautiful pictures of large spring floral arrangements. I was outside today in my rubber boots, trying not to sink up to my waist in the back yard and discovered that my daffodils are coming up and my helleborus is sending up it's blossom stalks. One of the camelias even has an open blossom on it! Spring isn't too far away!
Here is the lovely inspiring picture from Country Living. I love all things chartreuse.....


My interpretation....

....I'm just delighted than I finally cleaned off the top of the fridge and got rid of stacks of cracker and cereal boxes. The branch is from our camelias out front. I soaked the entire branch in some warm water in the tub and then crushed the branch before putting it in the vase. Hopefully the buds will open.
And then to show off my blooming camelia....

1 comment:

mo said...

That is the yummiest country living photo. I am right there with you- all I want to do is nest and sew and do decoratey things. I ordered some Amy butler sunbloom fabric today and I am going to stretch it on a big canvas for the living room. I know you will like it because it is white and chartreuse! Cheap and quick wall art- gotta love it!