Tuesday, February 10, 2015
The Rain Stopped!
It's late Tuesday afternoon and the sun is shining! It's 53° and almost spring like. Things are growing!
The bulbs are coming up.
New primroses in the pots and former pot primroses now in the ground are blooming.
Potted pansies have survived the winter and are beginning to take off.
There is an early bloom on the viburnum burkwoodii.
The daphne odora is right on time. I picked a few sprigs to bring into the house so we can enjoy the fragrance.
The first hellebore flower opened.
More are coming.
Tom's little collection of hardy cyclamen are blooming and spreading.
It won't be long now until the marsh marigolds will be covered with blooms.
The snowdrops are waning, beaten down by rain, not snow.
The witch hazel is in full flower.
Tom and I have been able to get out for our walks each day too.
On Sunday, while it was raining, I finally got my sewing machine out. It has been over a year since I sewed anything. I looked through my scrap box and found enough fabric to make a little Valentine table topper.
I am not a quilter, but I put on my walking foot to quilt this piece by stitching in the ditch, where pieces are joined together. Then, with limited success, I tried a little free form quilting. It could be better, but it looks fine on my kitchen table.
Fresh flowers from the grocery store and a bit of color on the table brighten even the dull days.