Winter has been wicked here.
Today, March 2nd, my deck is still covered in a crusty snow.
is on its way.
After a sinus and ear infection that literally knocked me off my feet with dizziness, a wild week of driving around New England in horrible weather seeing my two kids, and a weekend of college kids in the house, I am SO ready for SPRING!!
I actually LOVE having my kids and their friends here. The college kids (really, young adults, but that idea makes me feel old(er)) are bright, personable, happy, energetic, ambitious, interesting…and encourage me to think our future is fine.
I was delighted to arrive home yesterday
to find this gorgeous
bouquet of flowers on my front porch–a thank you from those wonderful kids!
Aren’t they BEAUTIFUL?
I rescued them from the freezing front porch and brought them in.
The colors reminded me of some dishes
I had tucked away
and I knew the flowers would make a perfect centerpiece for a luncheon.
Don’t worry, Mr. Fun, I bought these for a song.
Is this a Baltimore Oriole?
This bird’s plumage is similar to the colors in the coat of arms of Lord Baltimore, the governor of the Colony of Maryland.
The Baltimore Oriole is also the
state bird of Maryland.
I would love to see some of these birds in my yard–I know there were some in Connecticut when I was little.
I’ll add names to the place card holders when I have the final guest list for my luncheon. In the meantime, they are a nice reminder of SPRING!
I polished the table
so the flowers would reflect in the surface.
Would you like
to join me?
I’m sure we’ll discuss/argue about the identity of the bird on the dish …
so I’ll keep my favorite bird book handy.
And I’m also keeping my eyes open for the traditional first sign of SPRING in Connecticut —
our state bird, the American Robin.
This one nested on my front door wreath last year.
I hear the snow falling off the roof
and the driveway is wet, not icy!!
is on its way.
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