"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

Hello Friends!

Friends, Romans, countrymen...y'all. Foodies, gardeners, artists and collectors - let's gather together to share and possibly learn a thing or two in the mix.

Donna Baker

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Raring To Grow


The wild jonquils are waving to me alongside the roadways, heralding my favorite time of year, spring.

To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Holds Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.

William Blake
Auguries of Innocence

22 comments:

  1. My bulbs are up, heedless of the weather. Every season they seem premature.

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    1. Can't wait. Spring isn't far behind when the wild jonquils bloom. Haven't looked for the wild onions yet.

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  2. So fresh and new..and in the eggshell:)♥

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    1. Wild jonquils in bloom and the wild onions growing in the woods. Those are the first signs of spring around here. Lots of locals eat the wild onions with scrambled eggs.

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  3. My bulbs (on the other side of the world) are shooting. And they are definitely ahead of themselves.
    I will however be very glad to dance with daffodils when their time comes. And will marvel at yours until them.

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    1. Child, I can't get my head around it. In Australia, it is summer, isn't it? The time thing and equator thing always stump me.

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    2. Summer it is. My least favourite season. With luck she will bow out soon - and not (as she usually does) make more returns than a prima donna.

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    1. Hope you are seeing signs of spring on your walks.

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  5. Lovely :) Haven't spotted any around here.....yet.

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    1. In TN, it shouldn't be too long Michelle.

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  6. Just gorgeous Donna - ours probably won't be blooming for another month yet. So glad you shared this lovely photo. Hope you are having a delightful day. Thanks too for the visit. Believe it or not all that snow is gone. That must be a sign that spring is around the corner. Have a great week.

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    1. That is amazing the snow already melted. Bet your dogs loved it. My weenies (one in particular) wouldn't dare touch her toe in it.

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  7. Just gorgeous Donna - ours probably won't be blooming for another month yet. So glad you shared this lovely photo. Hope you are having a delightful day. Thanks too for the visit. Believe it or not all that snow is gone. That must be a sign that spring is around the corner. Have a great week.

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  8. Yes Donna - here in the UK Winter is showing what I hope is its last gasp this week with sunny days but bitter winds and frosty nights. But at least it is dry. But isn't it lovely to know that next week it will be March!

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  9. Well, thank you for making my morning Pat. I did not even know March was coming next week. I am ready.

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  10. my daffodils are just now opening a few blooms. this has been a crazy winter. or non-winter really.

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  11. Thank you, Donna, for bringing back a childhood memory of some woods we used to play in. Scattered throughout that property were tiny naturalized daffodils, tall trees to climb, funny thickets to provide cave-like spaces to be our playhouses. Oh, that's a lovely memory.

    xo

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    1. Reminds me of mine too Frances. No tree too tall and under every rock an adventure.

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  12. Donna, Your spring vase is so unusual. We have enjoyed buying bunches of daffodils for the past weeks, their smell is so good too! Sarah x

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    1. Don't have fowl anymore Sarah. I used to use the shells to start seeds in the spring.

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