Sunday, February 28, 2010

Need a little Spring in your step?

 Goodness!  This winter has packed quite a wallop!
Here in VA we've had more than our share of snow,
but now all of that snow is melting and turning everything to mud.

Mud season... ain't it great.
While I enjoy watching the snow falling,
making snowmen,
and getting warmed up with hot chocolate and other comfort foods,
I do not love the look of the dirty snowbanks and mushy-muddy lawns.

But I feel Spring coming.
Maybe it's not coming soon enough, 
Maybe I've been suffering from a bit of cabin fever,
but it is on the way.

I hope.
In the meantime... 
I've decided to create my own Spring and bring some green into the house.
It's the best I can do for the moment.  
I'm hoping that the snow will finish melting
and that the spring flowers will start blooming.


Jama said...

Love that shot of the rose, so beautiful!

Regina said...

How lovely!
"My Macro" said...

Lovely macro shot of the rose - if Spring won't come to us, we'll come to it!

SquirrelQueen said...

What a beautiful rose, I love the way you bring spring into your house.

alita said...

Such a soft sweet picture Colleen. I really like it. I'm sure I would love to smell it even more.

I do the same thing by the way. When I'm tired of the snow I go to the grocery store and buy a $10 bouquet to brighten up the living room or my bedroom. It really puts me in the mood. Spring IS on it's way chica!

Jay said...

Oh, yes, I'm so ready for the spring bulbs and summer roses!

You've reminded me that I have some rose seeds to plant!

Shelle said...

a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do...sometimes. I was wondering to myself this morning if there is one person that is saying 'i don't want winter to end'. thanks for stopping by

Birgitta said...

We have also so much snow here in northen Sweden. It seems it never end...
What a beauuuutiful rose!

Manang Kim said...

Here in MI we had a fair share of snow too. Was stuck in the driveway last Friday and it get me so frustrated I wanted to packed and go somewhere else haha. Anyhow, the rose is so pretty, spring will be here soon I hope it would be very FASTTTTT!! Happy Monday.

Blinded by the Light

Leslie said...

did you buy those flowers or is that your rose outside the dining table window?

Jientje said...

No more snow around here, and Spring is in the air, I could feel it today!! Great macro!

Dimple said...

Lovely rose to brighten your muddy thoughts! Yes, spring is almost here!
Thanks for the visit!

awarewriter said...

The rose is lovely Colleen. We do need reminders.

T.J. said...

um, I kinda liked it when you posted pretty white pictures as opposed to MUD. Don't worry, you saved face with the gorgeous rose :)

Mud season will descend upon me up here eventually too, but usually that coincides with sugaring season and I'm cool with that!

Oh, and... just saw your You Capture follow up- very cool! A simple red magnet? Really?! So glad to be back!!!!! XOXOXOXO TJ

Tina said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog :)
I think your rose ushers in a hopeful spring. I pushed the envelope a bit more on Sunday and posted a picture of a red just screamed summer to me :)
I didn't think your "you capture" pics were brong at all!

Andrée said...

wow! The color of this is stupendous! You shot a perfect photo. Thank you for sharing and for your visit.

Carletta said...

What a gorgeous rose!

Teresa~ Gardening with Soule said...

WHat a wonderful rose photo. It does help a bit with the winter blues. I am there too. Can't wait for spring. ~Visit my site, Gardenshoesonline is giving away $200 for signs of spring. who couldn't use $200 to buy some great stuff? check it out if you get a chance. Looks like you had a lot of fun touring Terra Cotta warriors. It's always nice to get out and do something a bit different.

lisaschaos said...

I'm very ready for a spring in my step! Love the rose!