Thursday, May 5, 2011

when Spring decides to spring...

hello, baby leaves. welcome to spring.

...she sure doesn't waist time fooling around.  I thought it would never happen and within a week, flowers are popping, grass is green and growing and perennials have grown anywhere from a few inches to a few feet.

And I am thankful.  I am loving every second of it.

a week ago you were just a twinkle in my eye.
dear bleeding hearts, a week ago you were just a twinkle in my eye

all this in a week
i'm not kidding--a week ago, this was bare mulch and flower-less rhodie

The little tinies even let me do some weeding and edging without bookin' it toward the street!  *hallelujia choir sounding in the background and beams of light shining upon me and my life*  It felt so good to dig in the dirt.

Freshly new
the rest of the garden doesn't look half this good, but that's okay.

flowering plum and purple violets all through the lovely.

In other news, yesterday Jake and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary.  (I know!  fif-TEEN?!?) He brought me this bouquet and I'm not one to care overly about flowers, but I can't get over this one.  It's just so stunning!  It's like she saw inside the flower-loving section of my soul and created this one just for me;)


I'm such a lucky girl.  I have such a happy marriage.  A good husband who I adore.



jill nalette said...

YEAH for Spring and YEAH for 15 years of a wonderful marriage! gorgeous flowers! do you mind telling the names of them?

hugs and smiles, brittany!
~ jill

brittany said...

that's the crazy thing, I'm not even sure what a couple of them are, Jilly! But those tight bright yellow ones are ranunculus, the big huge pink one is a peony, there are a bunch of orange orchids. That bright pink one on the top with the black center might be a poppy, but I'm not sure. It smells like licorice. that wavy cool bright orange one could possibly be another kind of orchid, but I have no idea. Then there is a spiky one that is crazy and beautiful and I wish I knew how to look up flowers so I could know for sure. but I don't. So I will just keep turning it around and around because every angle is so fabulous! :)

Kara said...

I call it 'dirt therapy'. It starts off as work but somehow ends up just being therapeutic!

Are we getting old or what?! Fifteen years. Congratulations and here's to many, many more!

jill nalette said...

thanks sweetie!! ranunculus are now on the list for my wedding bouquet...those are gorgeous!! hope to see you around sometime!

hugs + smiles~ jill

p.s. we could even do a playdate sometime. on mondays if the weather permits i take both the girls i care for to the playground in portsmouth.

manyslices said...

Congrats on 15 years!
Spring was very long in coming here in Upstate NY, too. There is something about earth, flowers, and sunshine, to lift the soul and make you feel connected to all that is good, simple, and wholesome.
Your vacation looked wonderful. So glad you were able to get away and enjoy.

Dallas and Krista said...

Those flowers really are perfection. Bright, happy, whimsy. romance. They say it all. That peony paired with that tangerine flavored ranacula... oh my. I wish they would last another 15 years. Fifteen is a lot. Then again I was a little girl then, and am not a little girl now, so fifteen seems just right. I love you both with all my heart. (And everything you've made in the last 15 years too!)

Candice Renee Photography said...

Spring came so fast and I love it!