Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Rain, rain!

It's raining, it's pouring. And it will be like this for several days. I'm okay with it, though- it gives me a chance to get some Spring cleaning done inside while the kids are in school. Rain does make for some lazy days, though- the kids sports games and practices usually end up being cancelled, so it means we can all relax and have a leisurely evening.

Over the weekend I found these hot pink bleeding hearts in three or four parts of the yard. We had one of these plants in our last yard, so it was nice to see them here.

The rain subsided just long enough for me to get out to the deck to take a picture of this new bouquet. It's listed on Etsy. It definitely brightens things up!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Juicy Fruit

Here's another ready-to-ship bow bouquet listed on Etsy. I love the citrus colors in this one.

And this Seuss-ish bouquet didn't last long...it is sold already, but I loved how it came out!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Mayday, Mayday!

Happy first day of May! Where did the first four months of the year go? Oh yeah, complaining about snow, rain and cold...that's where. Well today we had another beautiful Spring day in Connecticut.

Everything in the yard is starting to grow, and since this is our first spring here, we're watching to see what comes up. We have lotsa hosta (lol, which I hated in our last house, so I dug it up and tossed it in the woods, only to find out that my neighbors loved it, so they went and retrieved it.) We also have a beautiful bed of ivy in our side yard that makes a nice backdrop for my pictures. It just produced some small white flowers, which are now going away. Everything is so green. Green, green, green. So green that we didn't have one flower in the yard. Until just recently, when I looked out back and noticed this lonely little daffodil had poked through that ivy bed.

It was the only flower we had in the yard. I couldn't believe it! Until a couple of days ago, when it got a friend! It's friend is white with a yellow center.

So those are the two flowers in my yard. Pretty sad, huh. Well, I've added some color to my yard, with this pretty rainbow bow bouquet, that is available on Etsy!

You can see that bed of ivy in the background. The bouquet adds some color to my yard, don't you think? I'm okay to part with it though, since my kids brought me loads of pansies and marigolds from their school plant sale. I will no longer have a green yard once I get a few things planted.

And maybe I'll be surprised, and something that is currently green in my yard will flower. Happy May, everyone!