Monday, March 31, 2014

ENGLAND, SPRING, AND FLOWERS

I think it might actually be SPRING in Wisconsin!  That has me thinking about gardens, grass, and leaves on the trees . . . all three of which would be a welcome sight around here.  I've gotten away a few times this winter and it STILL seems like it's been an exceptionally long winter.

Spring makes me think of my mom and how she always welcomed it with open arms.  Winters are hard on the elderly and she was no exception.  While I was painting this journal page, I was thinking about her and the fond memories I have of going to England together.  She loved that country so much - and would often tell me how she would be open to moving to some cobbled little village and living there for two or three months . . . all by herself!  Oh, how I miss that amazing lady!



 Yesterday, I enjoyed a visit to the Milwaukee Art Museum with a good friend.  It was the last day of, "ART IN BLOOM", featuring beautiful flower stands, flower art, and everything that related to spring, all set amongst the paintings in the museum.  Such a fun day - thank you Gwen! 



We're going for a high of 62 today!  That will feel incredible and I plan on poking around my gardens looking for signs of life.  

This quote says it all.

"It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold:  when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade."  -Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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2 comments:

tweet tweet street said...

What a lovely post! I live across the lake from you in West Michigan and we're suppose to see 62 degrees today as well. I went to the backyard this morning to fill the bird feeder and saw that the daffodils were pushing up in the spots where the snow has finally melted! I'm so happy! I know what your mother means. I love England as well and fantasize about living in Bath. I would be one of the sweet little old ladies walking down the street wearing a sensible raincoat and pulling a wheeled grocery cart. I'm not quite there yet, but I am happy to say that I will be visiting England in a couple of weeks. I'm also very excited to be including Beatrix Potters Hill Top farm this time!

tweet tweet street said...

What a lovely post! I live across the lake from you in West Michigan and we're suppose to see 62 degrees today as well. I went to the backyard this morning to fill the bird feeder and saw that the daffodils were pushing up in the spots where the snow has finally melted! I'm so happy! I know what your mother means. I love England as well and fantasize about living in Bath. I would be one of the sweet little old ladies walking down the street wearing a sensible raincoat and pulling a wheeled grocery cart. I'm not quite there yet, but I am happy to say that I will be visiting England in a couple of weeks. I'm also very excited to be including Beatrix Potters Hill Top farm this time!

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