Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Brighter Note

On a brighter note this evening... The forsythia stems I brought in with the pussy willow are now open. It is wonderful that when the rain stopped the fosythia decided to burst into bloom. Not only that but the fuzzy
catkins have become actual flowers. Aren't they pretty?? It was difficult to get a decent picture of them. Most of the fuzzy wuzzies have fallen off the stems and a few of these blooms remain. I hope everyone is high and dry tonight. Our garden is s l o w l y emptying out. It will be some time before I can do anything outside.

20 comments:

Mary said...

It's good to see some springy yellow, isn't it? I'm glad the storm has passed and the soaking and drying is beginning for you. You must be itching to get outside!

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

Oh, Lisa, those catkins are so pretty.~~Dee

Teri C said...

Oh they are just gorgeous, so light and airy!!

Meems said...

Lisa, What a nice reminder to you that spring is ever so close to bringing you more blooms and flowers. It won't be long at all now. I just love way the willow pops out like that- so unique in its beauty. Hope you dry out and can get out and about soon.
Meems @ Hoe&Shovel

Frances, said...

Lisa, very happy first day of spring to you and yours. I didn't realize about the catkins having flowers, must go check mine out, if they are dried out enough to bloom. Hope you suffered no damage from all that water!

Frances at Faire Garden

Jayne said...

Forsythia is in bloom all over the place here. It's the early spring sign. :c)

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Fuzzy wuzzies pretty, forsythia too! Glad there is something for you to enjoy; a little bit of indoor Spring.

Rose said...

I've always wanted a forsythia--I guess I'll just have to enjoy yours instead. Saw your comment on Mr.McGregor's Daughter about the peanuts--I'm still wondering if it is ok to use them, but I understand how they are a problem when changing the soil. Good to know you sometimes use aluminum cans,too; I've used them in really large pots before and thought it was rather ingenious. (That was my wishful thinking about the March rains...hope you are not being flooded like some parts of the Midwest.)

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Happy Spring! I'm glad you're drying out. We're expecting 6" of snow tonight & tomorrow. Cest la vie!

Sherry at the Zoo said...

It's nice to have some beauty inside when it's so dreary outside. Glad it's finally drying out though!

verobirdie said...

Lovely sight to welcome the spring!

Mel said...

Beautiful!

Cheryl said...

So pretty Lisa. Hope you soon dry out....I'm in the same situation, so no gardening for me either.

Barbara said...

Forsythias will bring you back some Spring feelings, today on the first "official" day of Spring!
Happy Easter to you!

Dawn said...

Ah! Pussy willow and forsythia together. I can't think of many things that are sweeter-looking than that really. You did a lovely job getting a nice photo. Well done! And a very Happy Spring to you and yours. :-)

nina said...

Glad you're drying out.
It amazes me how quickly it recedes--it looks fine here now--when 2 days ago many had water at their doorsteps!
The difference a day makes!

RuthieJ said...

OOh, aren't they pretty! One of the neighbors up the street has a forsythia--I always enjoy seeing it in the spring.

Robin's Nesting Place said...

We had a lot of rain too. I'll be anxious to see whats in bloom after our sunny day today. Happy spring!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Thank you all for your comments.

I do love to see some springy yellow in the garden and inside Mary.

Terra Hangen said...

I grew up in Wisconsin and miss forsythia and pussywillows. Spring must be in the air when they bloom.
Terra
terragarden.blogspot.com