I am so in love right now.....
A Peony bud, Lily of the Valley, Pansy growing amongst my strawberry plants and Gout weed
I love the delicate beauty of my bleeding hearts, and I love their name so much!
I love the tranquil sound of the trickle of water, falling down the levels of my water fountain, as I drink my morning coffee...
The morning I came out to my backyard, after two days of straight rain, and saw the sprouts on my sunflowers, sure did make me smile!
My favorite without a doubt is my ferns. In this yard, I don't have that many.....yet. I can close my eyes, and see the towering native ferns, in the front flower beds of my old house. They were at least three feet tall. When the wind blew, I could hear the ferns swaying. When the rain fell, the drops could be heard, pounding onto the seemingly delicate leaves. I could sit out on my front stoop in a rain storm, because it was covered over top, and I felt like I was in a tropical rain storm, being witness to the wind whooping the fern leaves back and forth, catching the rain, hard and heavy, before releasing them to the base of the root.
We all know too well what this is.....
Do you remember as I kid, holding them under your chin, and if your chin appeared yellow, it meant that you would have good luck? Another myth was that if your chin turned yellow, you liked butter. I have also heard that if you hold a dandelion under your chin and it appears yellow, you will wet the bed! Funny how our chins always appeared yellow, and yet it took forever before we figured out that is just what happens when you put a yellow flower that close to your chin-it reflects it's color!
Don't you miss the childish naivete of believing in the simple things?
And what about when a dandelion turned from its thick yellow flower, into spindly soft fluff of seeds. Picking one of those babies and blowing it, meant you had a chance to make a wish. I wonder how many of those wishes came true? I don't even remember what kind of things I wished for. What would I wish for now? What would you wish for?
Another myth I heard was, blow the seeds, and it would determine your wealth, it would tell you if your lover was faithful, it would be an insight to how long you would live. Now I see them blow across my lawn and I curse them, thinking of how many more will be popping up in the next few days!
I am so in love with spring days! I am in love with the sound of my wind chimes as I sit under my gazebo typing this up, I love the smell of the fresh cut grass. I look to my right, and my eye catches the small strawberry patch, perky and pretty with white flowers. I look to my left and I see my potted flowers, butterfly candle and my new magazine, bright and crisp, waiting for it's pages to be turned and dog- eared.
Another thing I am in love with this spring, is homemade sauces, marinades and salad dressings! Like this one here, lemon feta dressing and marinade!
If you would like the recipe for this, please check out my other blog, A Pinch of Creativity!
So, this is just some of what I am in love with this spring, how about you?
Have a lovely weekend!