February 28, 2012

Longing For Color

All this abnormally mild winter weather has me walking around my backyard a lot with my camera in hand. The problem is that, even though the weather is great, there's not a lot of prettiness around in February to take pictures of. So I tend to walk around aimlessly in circles and then my camera and I slowly make our way back inside.

Sure, a dead perennial that I forgot to cut down in the fall is something.


But nothing like the vivid colors of spring and summer.







I'm chomping at the bit to get out there and do some gardening, but it really is too early. In the meantime I'm pinning like crazy to my Pinterest gardening board.

You know the old saying


Or something like that.



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23 comments:

  1. On a brighter note, my red camellias are blooming. Do not be envious I cannot have peonies here you know. The mild winter is going to totally backfire for me because I have copious amounts of weeds everywhere and as I am the only gardener I have I am in trouble.

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  2. Hey, dead blooms and seed pods can be very interesting. The Bradford Pears are blooming here. I wanted to take photos, but the wind was blowing - again. Great photos!

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  3. I am longing for color, too. However, God having the sense of humor He does has seen fit to send us 6-12" of WHITE tonight? How's that for color? Your photos are gorgeous...and I LOVE the last little tidbit. I am gonna have to steal that...er...I mean PIN it! xo Diana

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  4. I have been working on getting all those dead blooms out of the yard. I hate it doing it--ready for the pretty new ones to come for me to pick--much more fun! It was a beautiful day here yesterday and today is snow in the rain and winds up to 30 MPH--is your sister still putting a heat lamp on her daffodils? LOL Mine are still not ready to bloom. They are smart. It is probably going to snow tonight.

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  5. I am patiently waiting too Pam. What pretty flowers.

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  6. Well, your banner such is perky and pretty, I'll say that! I'm so behind on my reading. Trying to get a few read tonight before I'm back at the sewing. Love those flowers!
    Brenda

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  7. I'm getting itchy for spring too. I did sneak out Sunday night and start trimming trees and cleaning some of the dead out of the flower beds. I could see a few tiny things starting to poke through.

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  8. Funny saying! Looking forward to spring's vibrant colors too:@)

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  9. Your photographs are absolutely gorgeous! We had a very nice day today. I worked outside almost all day. The warmth of the sun felt so good!

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  10. I'm looking forward too. Thanks for sharing those beautiful, colorful photos.

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  11. Right there with you. I'm definitely anxious for some color. Even though its been a mild winter for MI, I'm ready to open the windows and bring in bunches of fresh flowers into the house.

    Gorgeous blooms, Pam.

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  12. Your flowers are gorgeous! It felt like spring in MN last week, but now we're heading into the biggest snowstorm of the year! Flowering plants and trees are still a long way off for us, so we'll have to enjoy yours.

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  13. I'm longing for Spring, too. We've had a mile winter here, but everything is so gray and brown. I know it has a stark beauty all its own, but I'm ready for color! And to spend a long day out on my knees, working in the flower beds...nothing like a day of gardening to make you sleep like a baby, eh?

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  14. Ahhhhh, refreshing to see all the wonderful colors.. LOVE this post.. Is is SPRING yet..? : )) Wishing ya a lovely week..

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  15. Now you got me all excited for Spring!
    You really know how to turn me on.
    m.

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  16. Pam, I'm "chomping at the bit" too!!! My husband said that at the office building next door to his, they have already put down new mulch & have re-edged the garden borders & around trees etc. IN FEBRUARY? IN OHIO? Who KNOW what will happen next? That's way too early.

    I'm biding my time. =) Thanks for sharing these lovely bits of color. Have a great day! ~Sally

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  17. No, not for me Pam!! Those who can't Garden, Can Pin!!Ha, Ha.
    Love the photos of your boards :)
    It's snowing now in NY. More blog hopping
    is in order!
    xxx Liz

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  18. I'm trying to get the drab out of my days too. A splash of color would do me good. Then I saw your photos. Lifted my spirits. BEAUTIFUL. Take care.

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  19. I cannot thank you enough for giving me the justification to pin instead of plant. The colors are absolutely stunning.

    Mary @ Sea Quilts

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  20. Lovely pics! Thank you so much for linking this up to the "Cowgirl Up!" Linky party. I really appreciate your participation.

    xo♥Linsey

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  21. Aw yes, I am so looking forward to spring flowers myself, but in Texas they are starting to bloom. Thanks for linking to cowgirl up.

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  22. Same here! Doing lots of gardening pinning to fill the void!



    Kelly

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  23. I want peonies, all your flowers are beautiful!
    Debbie

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