Hello my friends. I have missed you tremendously. I must admit that a somewhat trying year so far has tempted me to eliminate something from my life that was turning from a pleasure into a guilt-inducing, unfinished item on my never ending “to do” list. The longer I avoided opening the dashboard of my blog, the harder it was to do so. I kept postponing my return.
Not that I wasn’t thinking of you all. Oh no. Just the reverse, as a matter of fact. My photos file is packed with images of places I found and wanted to share. I don’t think anyone without a blog can understand the community we have created. The way one of you would pop into my brain at the sight of a particular flower, scene, house, book, beach, or plate (you dishaholics know who you are and so do I) 🙂 kept me more than once from finding and hitting the “delete blog” button.
Then I read some of my old posts and your comments, and I was reminded of the time when I had no idea who you were, or what your interests were, where you lived, or what was happening in your lives. Suddenly the thought of losing contact with my favorite peeps in cyberspace was unbearable. And last week, like a blinding sign from above, my pink tree burst into bloom (after a few non and weak bloom years)
as did the 300 bulbs I planted in the fall, and I had an intense desire to share the beauty with all of you.
Even my flowering plums in the front yard are glorious this year! These trees are so old that I already chose replacements! But they have made themselves heard this year… oh no, they won’t go!
I know some of you are worrying about my fairies who live under this tree. I’m happy to report that the snow has melted from their roof and the small waterfall japanese maple has leafed out nicely to provide a bit of shade. As you can see below, The Lord of the Fairies is planning a banner year for dandelion wine.
My bulbs from Colorblends popped open into magnificent flowers! (At least, all except the crocus which were planted around the fairy house, but I saw those being carted off by fat squirrels in the fall, so I hope at least that they were tasty!)
The tulips are full and fluffy and almost the size of peonies, sweetly scented. Our April showers did indeed bring us May flowers. To share their magical beauty with you I gathered a huge bouquet,
found my favorite enamel MacKenzie-Childs Flower Market pitcher to hold them,
and placed the magical arrangement under my pink tree, for triple-flower-power beauty.
Our umbrella is home to Mrs. Robin
and her two eggs again this year (Mr. Robin makes himself known whenever I go onto the deck!!)
and all day, as she sits patiently waiting for those little beaks to crack open the eggs, she sees this.
I hope you have enjoyed these enchanting flowers as much as Mrs. Robin and I do, and will come back to see me again soon. I have a table to share with you in a few days, set under this magical tree. And I must thank my Traveling Tote friends for their patience. We will be sharing our adventures soon and we have new toters! I’m also on PINTEREST and INSTAGRAM now (you’re thinking she can’t even post once a week, does she really need more things to do … but yes, I do and I think I figured out the # and @ thingies!!) If I see you there I’ll follow you too, or let me know below.
Thank you so much for your visits! I’m looking forward to catching up with all of you!
And tell me, do your blogging friends pop into your three-dimensional world and thoughts like mine do?
joining these wonderful parties ~~ thank you to the hostesses!