Sunday, 22 March 2009

Spring flowers are popping up all along the quay. This morning I went for a walk after breakfast and took some pictures. These beautiful flowers grow in my friend Rita's garden, I don't recall their name but will find out and label them later. They are called hellebores.
I love the purple veins on these crocuses.
Here some daffodils are pushing through the soil and reaching up towards the sun.
These star shaped flowers are growing in large clumps in the gardens along the boardwalk.
The rhododendrons are pushing foward, these plants flower very early in the year and often bloom later again.

Friday, 20 March 2009

Spring has arrived officially today! The day started off cool and wet and then a thunderstorm barrelled through this afternoon with thunder, lightening and now sunny skies. We are about 3 weeks late with our blossoms, but they are arriving daily.

Saturday, 14 March 2009

Nifty Thrifty Dry Goods booth at SewExpo in Puyallup...this place is great! I first saw this vendor when I went to Houston several years ago. She has a wonderful selection of buttons, trims, ribbons, beads and many more things. Check out her website at She sets all her various items together in colour groupings.Finding a nice bright yellow is sometimes difficult, but not here.
Back at home again, this field of crocuses is actually someone's front yard! They have naturalized over the years and make a very pretty show. I took these pictures on March 7th.
This white pair with purple streaks of purple are almost translucent.
Here is another view of the lawn covered by the crocuses.
The next day it started snowing in the afternoon. We don't usually get much snow in March but it continued to fall for several hours.
The next morning it started falling first thing in the morning, by afternoon the sun was out and the snow was gone from most sidewalks and roads. These snowdrops looked lovely surrounded by snow.
Down on the quay more crocuses were poking out their heads.
This lone daffodil was proudly showing its pretty head.
I found some mini-irises blooming.
The snow was quickly melting in the late afternoon sun.
Even some of the rhododendron's were starting to put forward their flowers.
This trio of crocuses caught my eye coming out of a bit of snow.
This pink flowering winter viburnum is almost in full blossom now.