Before I begin this post I must wish Son #2 a very happy birthday…born on this holiday, Groundhog Day!
Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful year and may all your dreams come true! xox, MOM
If I have any readers that live in states other than sunny, Southern California I apologize in advance. We’ve been experiencing spring-like temperatures, which causes me to think of days where you contemplate sitting by the pool, or in a comfortable chair sipping iced tea or lemonade. Maybe you take a bike ride…
In all fairness (if Mother Nature is ever fair), we had a less than summer-like summer of 2010, followed by, what will certainly be counted as the coolest, wettest late fall into early winter on the books.
So this warm weather has been toying with my seasonal body clock. I keep thinking about spring cleaning and garden work I’d like to accomplish and it’s not even Valentine’s Day!
So, I thought I’d share some flower arrangements that put a smile on my face (and a ♫ song in my heart ♪). Most of these arrangements would be easy to duplicate, mainly because they are so simple and unstudied.
I realize a great portion of the country is blanketed in snow, I know this can be difficult, but there are times when I wish SoCal would get just a few dustings of the white stuff—but until that happens I guess I’ll enjoy the weather we’re dealt and make the most of it.
Linda oble said:
Karen, This post was just what I needed to cheer me on a very cold and dreary day in the northwest. As you know, I’m so ready for winter to be over and can’t wait to get out and plant herbs and flowers. Thanks for giving me a little taste of spring to inspire me!
You have my sympathy on the dreary days. When it was rainy during December, day after day, I began to long for some spring flowers! I wish you sunny days very soon!
French Kissed said:
Oh are we lucky! I love all of the flower arrangements and I am feeling a bit seasonally confused myself, but enjoying it all the same. Will be heading to NYC on the 18th so I’m clinging to every warm ray of sunshine that I can for the moment. I along with you cat, love your patio chairs!
We are so lucky with our glorious weather—bundle up and stay warm for your upcoming NYC visit! I hope you take pictures for your readers, you provide a little vacation for all of us through your images.
I loved all the pictures! With these sunny days we’ve been having, I’ve been buying flowers for both the garden and the house. I should be ready for spring when it arrives!
Throw a little sunshine and warm weather our way and we’re ready to open the windows and inhale the fresh air and spring time flowers. 🙂
Michelle miller said:
Hi. The picture of the flowers next to the lantern I love. Please can you tell me where the lantern is from? I have been looking all over trying to find the same lantern and no luck. I really love it! If you can help me that would be great.