Friday, March 22, 2013

Drag Into Spring

Possibly the only signs of spring in Northern Virginia are in my casa.

So I feel I must keep my flowers in the house refreshed.

A stem of lilac from California gets the party started.

This gives me the scent I've been missing.
Now for a dash of color.
A vivid orange ranunculus and a piece of ammi.
And finally the dogwood I mean magnolia, god break ups make you stupid, branch I've been nursing along all week has come into flower.

Excellent. I think we're ready to turn up the heat, make a cup of hot green tea, and enjoy the season.

30 degrees Celsius? Nice day

30 degrees Fahrenheit? Freaking cold,
The weathermen are suggesting we don't even leave our houses on Sunday it will be so nasty.

The groundhog lied.



25 comments:

  1. Lilac. That's what I want. Excellent idea, and it seems I'm in the right state.

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    1. In the right state for many things.

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  2. Im ready to make stew out of the groundhog! Even my hellebores are dying in the vase - wtf? Maybe this will be the last of this awful weather.

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    1. I don't think so Webb. we've got snow in the forecast again on Monday.

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  3. I LOVE lilac; it will be a loooooong while before we seem these babies up here!

    S
    xo

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    1. My first year shrub has buds. Now if they don't freeze up and fall off. Fingers crossed.

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    1. It's in the Queen Anne's Lace fam. Much stronger stem and solid flower. We love.

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  5. I saw you tweet the lilac and I thought it was outside. It makes me feel a little better that it wasn't because it's freaking cold here too.

    Nothing better than the smell of lilac--reminds me of grandma--but I love the look of the wonky dogwood branch. Heaven for the eyes.

    Stay warm.

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    1. You too. Will we be complaining about the heat soon?

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  6. Our Mayday tree and my lilacs are budding; fingers crossed the snow forecast for later next week here in the PNW is just a bad joke!

    Hope we are ALL basking in warmer weather ASAP.

    The dogwood foto is really pretty :)

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  7. Lilac looks great against the lilac wall. Love the lampshade and chair pic too.
    Looks like your house is filled with spring. FInd a big fat novel or tv season series for Sunday. That's my plan--warm weather is not in sight and I still have to wear snow boots.

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  9. Jane - absolutely LOVE your wall color. I recently painted my study what I THOUGHT was a pale, dusty cocoa - but with south facing light it came out more of a dirty pig pink. Sigh.

    Spring will come - literally and metaphorically.



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  10. Oh, lilac - yes, yes, yes!! Love it. Woke here today (middle of England) to snow! Hope the frog spawn and the emerging bulbs survive. Love your pretty dogwood too. Take care. Abby x

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  12. Lovely flowers. No superstition about bringing lilac indoors then? Me neither, although I have a friend who is horrified when I do.

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    1. I have never heard of such a superstition. been doing it for years...hmm, Rachel, maybe you shouldn't!

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  13. I was just thinking about lilac this morning...thinking that I'd never see it again thanks to this endless winter, snow tonight Ugh! Went to Trader Joe's and bought bunches of daffodils. Spring in the house.

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  14. Love your dashes of colour. It looks like the weather is the same all over the world!

    Happy new week!

    Madelief x

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  15. Oooh I love Lilac. Freezing cold here in UK too - and Easter soon... amazing. XXX

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  17. I love spring...wish it would stay! This roller coaster weather we're having is crazy.

    I love anything that blooms in the spring but admit to a weakness for tulips :)

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