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It’s Easter time and most of us picture bright sunny spring days filled with  birds chirping and flowers blooming.  Not this year in the North East. We have had gloomy skies for the past several days filled with March winds and flakes of snow whipping by.

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But all is not lost because we can get through these last days of winter weather in the spring by taking in the little things around us, like daffodils in the grocery stores to bring home and pretend I have just picked from my garden, and a few brave bulbs beginning to emerge from the cold ground. 

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A Christmas cactus that thinks it’s an Easter cactus and old Easter cards that I found in a box. 

 

 

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These are what hold me over until the real thing comes along.

 

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That and the knowledge that in a few days we will be heading to Florida to sit ocean side in muuuch warmer weather than we have here. 

 So I’ll keep on smiling because we have made it this far and the worst is behind us now

 

…it just has to be.

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  Happy Easter, I hope it’s spring like where you live!

 

 

 

 

 

web-rer-079Congratulations to Beverly at How Sweet The Sound for being featured in the magazine Artful Blogging as well as celebrating two years of Pink Saturday.  web-029webk1

That’s very impressive. 

 Just a couple of my Easter doodads. bunny

 I love old ceramic animals. chick salt and pepper shakers

 Happy Pinweb-o-028k Saturday!

Well pleaseth me the sweet time of Easter
That maketh the leaf and the flower come out.  ~Bertran de Born

Visit How sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday posts and also visit  Cape Cod Rambling RoseWaiting for Spring on CAPE COD It’s a great blog with some beautiful photos and posts. You will enjoy the visit. Have a great weekend.

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  The Philadelphia Flower Show had plenty of Pink to see.  flamingo

Here is just a glimmer into the wonderful shades of pink I saw there last Froseriday. 

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~”Gardening is a way of showing that you believe in tomorrow.”~ unknown

I would also like to mention Beyond the Garden Gate for a blog to visit.  Beverly asks us to visit and highlight a blog we had never seen before from pink saturday.  Beth has a fun blog.  I  love her last wordless wednesday post.  too funny!

 

 Visit Beverly at How Sweet the Sound

I am offering up my PINK sunset for Pink Saturday.sunset

Also, some PINK flowers, pink

one of which is a morning glory just about ready to bloom.morning glory

 

 

 Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.  ~Marcel Proust

 

*Click here or be sure to check out the side bar to find out about Garden Shoes Onlines’s Give Away.  Just upload a picture of spring coming and you get a $10 Gift Certificate and a chance to win the $200 drawing on the first day of spring. You don’t need to be a gardener to find something you like. Garden Shoes Online has so much to choose from and we will be adding new products for Spring over the next few weeks.

 

cone flowerI have a new reason to think pink.  A new grandaughter is coming!web-grace

 She is also our first grandchild, so the world is looking better through my new rose colored glasses. 

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“slow buds the pink dawn like a rose from out night’s gray and cloudy sheath; softly and still it grows, petal by petal, leaf by leaf”.~  Susan Coolidge

 

 

 Visit Beverly for Pink Saturday

 

 Susan Coolidge

  Valentines Day is a fun holiday.valentine

w-roses1There is romance, cute cards, valentineand there is a lot of pink and red.

There are also chocolates.web-valentine-002

Mary RoseAs far as I am concerned, any day that involves the giving of chocolate can’t be anything but great.

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But the best part of all is when you get roses from the person who loves you.  

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Now that’s what I call a great Valentines Day.roses

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 ~Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.~Voltaire

 

 

Visit Beverly at How sweet the sound for Pink Saturday                    Visit the Potting Shed~Anything goes here for Vintage Valentine Card Party 

 

 

of spring and summer, web-pics-163

warm weather and crystal clear days,web-july-080

the scent of flowers in the air. foxgloves

It will arrive…

snapdragons…eventually.zinnia

I hope.dahlia

 

~In my garden there is a large place for sentiment.  My garden of flowers
is also my garden of thoughts and dreams.  The thoughts grow as freely
as the flowers, and the dreams are as beautiful.
-   Abram L. Urban

 I would like to tell you about a blog named Foxgloves fabric and folly  you should visit.  She has a great post about covering terracotta pots with moss.  Click here to visit Heidi there and see these great pots she made and how to do it yourself. 

Visit Beverly at How Sweet the Sound to enjoy Pink Saturday

Scenic SundayVisit Scenic Sunday too and see all the beautiful scenery around the world.

 

 

 

 

 

pink-rose I am glad to be participating in Pink Saturday.  It gave me a chance to pretend it wasn’t 10 degrees outside as I sorted through my flower photos.  zinia-watermark

 

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 ~People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.  ~Iris Murdoch

Visit How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday