Thursday, March 12, 2009

~Hints of Spring!


~The first Daffodils bloom! :)

~"When one flower blooms,
Spring awakens everywhere."
~John O'Donohue

~I love bird nest & little speckled eggs~don't you..?
~S * P * R *I * N * G!!~

~A Very Special Belated B~day Gift...
All the way from Hawaii~Made just for me!
~From Hasmin @HomeinParadise~http://www.hasmin.typepad.com/
It's so Beautiful!~And So Me~My fav colors...Blue & White
~A pretty Blue teacup filled with three white roses & pretty little Blue
flowers sculpted from clay by Hasmin~they look so real!
Visit her to see more of her Beautiful Floral Creations & learn More
About Hasmin & her Home in Paradise!
~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~
You are so Talented & Creative & Very Sweet
To think of me!!
I will treasure it always!
Thank~you Hasmin~I LOVE IT!! :D

~Awww...Hints of Spring!
The snow & ice cycles have melted, & even though cold
air is on the way...the Daffodils have started to bloom,
The Forsythia's are beginning to yellow, the roses are leafing out
A couple of robins & a little white butterfly
are all enjoying the warmer air...
And reminding me Spring is near....Spring is on the way...
Hints that Spring is here! :)
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35 comments:

NeereAnDear said...

I must say ... I love the flowers of spring... but the tea cup ... the roses omg the roses... and the little clay flowers... what a talented artist friend you have... so beautiful!!

LOTS OF HUGS
JO

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Beautiful! Such a great way to remind all of us that Spring is just around the corner.
Lidy

texasdaisey said...

Beautiful! You did such a good job on those.
Debbie

hasmin said...

Aloha Cat!
So sweet of you to showcase the teacup...it was a pleasure to make it for you. :-) I love your blue and white vignette!

I'm also loving the daffodils. (hmmm...maybe I can try to reproduce it in clay?!)

Bleu Cottage said...

Hello,
Thanks for your visit.
I like your birthday-gift, so beautyful in the colors blue and white.
It's no secret that the color blue is my favorite color too.
Bye & regards from Holland

Cobi

Laurie said...

Beautiful...I'm jealous that you have flowers already.

The temps have started to moderate after the coldest winter I can remember. The birds are more active, but no flowers yet...soon though, I hope, very soon.

What a wonderful gift from your friend...such talent.

Wurzerl said...

Wonderful!!! Spring, Spring, Spring!!!
Thank you so much I love this post. When I 'm looking out of my window it ist grey it is dark it is raining whole the time and sometimes it 's more snow than rain.

Thank you so much for your flowers of spring.

Have a great weekend! Wurzerl

lareine said...

that's a very wonderful spring "bouquet"... the daffodils, the eggs, the bird nest and the little white flowers interwoven in it really spell spring!...

and that's a BEAUTIFUL gift! i thought that the roses and the little blue flowers are real until i read that they are made of clay!... send my congratulations to your friend for such a delicate lovely gift... and belated happy birthday to you :)

melontha said...

Hi Catherine,

Your photos with the spring flowers are once again a dream, it is a beautiful collage become. I hope this will soon everything is blooming, the snow just melts away.

Liebe GrĂ¼sse Melontha

Michele said...

I am so excited for Spring and only hope those beautiful colors will appear in my neck of the woods soon!
You have captured the essence of Spring so beautifully!

Your birthday gift is absolutely delightful!

Take care!

Kerri said...

Beautiful! It is a chilly, rainy day here...but I know Spring is just around the corner! And we need the rain...so I'm not complaining!

Fish Whisperer said...

Spring is one of my favorite times of year. Here in Fiji we do not have a spring. Most flowers bloom around xmas but it is usually bloody hot and raining.
Lovely shots
Cheers

imac said...

What a beauty of a post, lovely colours of spring.

Thanks for the visit to Norfolk Gardens, dont forget to pop and see more from there on Sunday.

Also thanks for your comments.

Natural Moments said...

That's a beautiful tribute to spring Cat. I like the collage's. And thank you for all your nice comments too.

Mary said...

Oh, i LOVE your spring mosaics!!! Your flowers are a little further along down there... we have no daffs, not even any crocus yet. But the snowdrops are out, so I'm ever hopeful that spring is really coming! :)

Happy belated birthday, and have a wonderful weekend!
Mary

joey said...

Your post, delightful (your stunning photos always tugging at our hearts), and your gift, devine! Surrounded by blessings, you are most deserving, dear Cat! Spring is in the air, I smelled it today! Hugs from your devoted fan & friend :)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Wow Cat!! You have some fantastic stuff on your blog. I especially love the roses and icicles.

I like the way you have done your pictures.

Thanks for visiting my blog too. :)

Britta said...

Dear Cat,
thanks for your nice comments on my blog. You flower pictures look incredible. Sorry to hear that your sick, I know how you feel. Well I think it's better if you go to the doctor, becuase if you dont't the laryngitis can get even more worse. Besides the antibiotics I made inhalations with Camomile twice a day for about 10 minutes. That helped a lot and I felt better after two days. I hope that helped you a bit.
Have a wonderful weekend,
hugs Britta

Marie said...

Flowers of spring -how beautiful!

nonizamboni said...

Hi, Cat! Thanks for the beautiful view of spring from VA. No daffodils except in the stores around here but we are expecting it to reach 50 this weekend. Your blog is always such a beautiful place to visit.
xxx

Ida said...

Beautiful hints of spring, Catherine. :)
Wonderful collages.
There are buds on the Daffodils in my garden now. I'm looking forward to see them unfold. :)
You've inspired me to make a little nest from branches. It will be a nice decoration at Easter, I think. :)

Your birthday gift is lovely.
A very nice present from Hasmin to you. :)

Until next time:
enjoy spring
and
take care. :)

HUG'S! :)))

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

You photographs are so beautiful! The teacup with roses is amazing! I thought they were real flowers.

I am sitting here today with the fog and the cold rain in my NC mountains waiting for spring. The trees are starting to bud here.
Penny

Carol said...

Catherine, you surely know how to brighten up a person's day.... daffodils.. my fav... certainly is a sign of Spring... soon the Easter bunnies will be hopping on through... :)

what a precious gift from Hasim... such a treasure...

thankyou for dropping by my blog.. it made my day!

be well ... carol

Roses and stuff said...

Catherine, as always, your collages are great! Very spring-like and very pretty!
The greatest time of year is coming up - isn't that lovely?
Thanks for your friendly comment on my mosaic table - can't tell you how happy that made me...Another creative soul-mate!
Enjoy your week!
Katarina

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Hi Cat,I love your post it is so full of spring! The colour are exquisitely combined. Yellow is THE colour of spring! Amazing gift you got for birthday, a bit belated but still a very Happy birthday Cathrine.

xoxo Tyra

Tank you for your very nice comment at TYRA'S GARDEN

Ferreira-Pinto said...

Your "joi de vivre" (joy of life) always amazes us and we can see it in each photo you bring to us on your marvellous project.

Something White said...

Dear Catherine,
I´m pleased to meet you and your lovely blog! Great pictures you show here and I must say all the blue-white china makes my heart beating faster! I love it. Feel always welcome at Something White and be sure: I´ll be back here.
Many sunny greetings from Belgium, Marjolijn

roentarre said...

The whole clusters of these flowers arranged in these rectangles are very lovely to view. So boutique!

Carole said...

Hi Cat,
Thank you for your visit to my blog and your lovely comments. I LOVE your blog and will be back often for sure. Your pictures are beautiful. Actually we named our cat Nigella after Nigella Lawson though I do love~ love-in-the-mist. Hopefully I'll still have time to blog in the Spring. It's just around the corner and there's so much to still do.
Love seeing how further ahead your gardens are in Virginia then we are in CT.
Take care,
Carole

healingmagichands said...

What a switch! From ice to daffodils. Mine are popping now too. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos.

ASH's Eye said...

Ah, you're ahead of us up here. My first daffodil looks set to pop open tomorrow or the next day, but the rest are far behind. Thank you for the tip on the squill identification, I'd never heard of them before :)

I googled it to get some pictures, and I think you are right. I believe it said they are also known as wood hyacinth, so it makes sense it would resemble standard and grape hyacinth. I'll know where to go if I need help figuring out the rest of the blooms!

TRM said...

You know when the daffodils start to bloom that spring is just around the corner. Guess I'm ready for it to warm up.

Country Romantic said...

Your photos are really beautiful. What a sweet way to say "Spring is almost here." :)

Hugs & Blessings,

~Katherine~

Connie said...

Great spring pics....I especially like the bird's eggs.

Barbara said...

Your pictures are a feast for the eyes, full of promise of this season of the year we were so much longing for: Spring! Thank you for sharing!
Barbara