Friday, March 12, 2010

FRIDAY FLOWERS! :)

Hi Everyone, I apologize for neglecting my fellow Bloggers this week. It has been very busy at our house. My Son has been home from college for Spring Break, YAY!!! It is an absolute joy to see him and spend time with him and I feel very fortunate that he would want to spend time with the "Old Folks", I am enjoying every minute of it. :)


I am also busy prepping for a few up coming shows and gallery hangings. Our lives have been so busy the past few years (with 2 going off to college and all that that involves) that I stopped hanging big shows in late 2007. So, now after a 2 year hiatus I am realizing, again, how much work is involved in the prep for a show. Let alone applying for future ones. Ah well, it is always fun once the work is hanging and people are admiring :)


I also wanted to mention in passing that this is my 100th posting on this blog :) (Party!!!)


So, on to this week's Friday Flowers which are my Daffs. They started coming up a few weeks ago and look gorgeous, OK, they did up until yesterday when it started to chuck it down with rain and crazy wind. :(

I love the colour of these ones, white with a gentle creamy yellow.


Thankfully, I cut these before the rain came :)


Such a sweet face, with the grape hyacinths in the background.

These grow in between the lavender which, incidentally, we had to plant to stop the Deer from eating the Roses.



The double bloom ones haven't opened yet, maybe in a few weeks, so I will post them then :)

Over the past 10 years I have plants thousands of bulbs, I love spring bulbs :) But as I have been documenting I am in a constant dance with keeping them alive, with the moles and the snakes burrowing I lose some into the abyss. The squirrels love to dig them up and eat them, I am wondering what they don't eat in my garden?! Plus the above mentioned Deer. Then the slugs and bugs, seriously, they have no manners and don't care whether I want pretty flowers in my garden or not they just eat 'til there little bellies are full, how rude, go to Safeway like the rest of us. Bloody free loaders!!!! (OK, venting at the little critters is over (He! He!) I know they are a fundamental part of the eco-system, so I am trying to live peaceably with them all.

Have a Wonderful Weekend. :)

Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.

16 comments:

Jenni said...

Oh..I feel your pain! And your description of the battle we gardeners wage is spot on!! Luv it!! Good luck with your prep work ~ I'm in the same boat for upcoming jewelry shows and the start of our local Saturday Market. whew!
So happy you've been able to enjoy your son this week! Soak it all up blogging buddy!

What daffodils are the best for naturalizing? I've not had much luck yet.

xo Jenni

Teddy Started It said...

Ah! I just LOVE spring bulbs! We have hundreds of daffodils in bloom in our yard right now. Unfortunately, they're the only things that can make it in this Texas clay. When I lived in Maryland I had bulbs blooming from February through November. I miss those days, but I'm happy for my daffodils:D

And as for slugs...don't get me started!!!

the Lost Earring said...

Happy 100th post!!! And love all the flowers :) Thanks for the splash of spring this morning!

Erica said...

ooh! I have always loved daffodils. It reminds me of the old musical version of charlie and the chocolate factory with the little teacup daffodils.

Annette said...

Beautiful daffodils. I can't wait for the flowers to bloom here. Happy for you that you have time with your son:)

Artesia said...

Daffodils for March! love the different color combos in your garden. Congrats on your 100th post. :)

Ryan said...

So pretty and cheerful!

Plantress said...

I love their little faces and the grape hyacinths behind are so pretty. Here in northern Maryland we are not there yet but I heard peepers last night!

The Lavender Daisy said...

The daffodils are beautiful! I love the way the orange center pops in the second picture.

Alice Istanbul said...

Oh my gosh, I love your photographs! Great pictures, T. Enjoy your time with your son :)

Charlotte said...

Congrats on the 100th post!! Love the pictures!

Got It From My Mama said...

Congrats on your 100th posts. Your pics are lovely here is Scotland we are no where to seeing our daffs yet but today is warm so maybe soon. It's nice to have family home for the hols glad you enjoyed time with your son.

Almost Precious said...

Oh how lucky you are to live where you can plant bulbs. I think bulbs tend to have the prettiest flowers; Daffodils, crocus, hyacinths, gladiolas, dahlias. Bulbs just seem to be more showy.
So nice to hear your son is home for spring break, bet you're enjoying every micro-second that he is with you.
And congratulations on your 100th post...time flies when you're having fun. :)

soulflower said...

so pretty...i love daffodils...i planted some years ago but the gophers ate them...oooh the gophers make things difficult!

31 everything said...

So beautiful! The white ones are my favorite :) They're such warm, happy flowers :) I'm smiling.

French Revelation said...

Nothing says Spring more than Daffodils in my book. Lovely photos T.