"If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day." — E.B. White

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Cheery flowers on a rainy day

I always say "be careful what you wish for!"
I love misty rain and wet spring weather...
Usually I want more, as Maryland springs tend to be short n hot. And I don't do hot well.
My Dad was British, I was born in Europe, and spent much time over there as a youth...
But still, enough already!
I have lots of plans; shopping at Lucketts n meeting the Famous Miss Mustard Seed, unfinished spray painting, garden rearranging (constantly) and a foal (please Lord) on the way any moment.
All this cool wet weather has me more restless and melancholy (hormonal?) than usual.
I want sunshine!
Maybe that's my Scandinavian side coming out?  ;-)
To cheer myself I decided to look at some of my flower pics so far this spring...


Love the Carefree Wonder roses by my front door!

I don't usually like the big bomb peonies as much as single, but these, yes!


My favorite periwinkle iris came from a dear friends mother, Renee Spates.

The purple iris were the ONLY flowers on this farm when we moved in.

My most favorite garden find - always makes me smile!




I hung pots of pansies along the chicken run.


Henny Penny in her clematis covered mini coop.



And when all else fails, a vase of Miss Kim lilacs on the kitchen counter can chase away the grey skies and wet dog smells! ;-)

3 comments:

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

beautiful flowers!
Love the irises...especially the periwinkle...I've never seen those before!
Sounds like you have so much going on at the farm...Have fun at Lucketts...LUCKEYYYYY IS MORE LIKE IT!

Marie said...

Beautiful flowers! And about your comment on my post...no judging here! It's all about simplifying, right? Once in a while...that may mean baking from a box;) Have a great day!

Snappy Di said...

Springtime flowers are so yummy, all the purples and pinks just make a person want to stay outdoors forever and take in the purpleness of it all... *giggles*

Thanks for stopping by today. I love that you used the term 'geezin'. Totally cracked me up!

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal