Tuesday, February 26, 2013

A Glimpse Of Spring

Every February my friend and I look forward to visiting
our local nursery for their annual garden show.
It's a glimpse of spring that we all need this time of year!
We have lunch and then stroll through the garden displays.


After the visit I bought some pretty Daffodils to brighten the house.
And, a few seed packets-
basil, cilantro, parsley to start.
My son gave me a great set up to start my seedlings this year.
How did he know, it was just what I wanted!
I never talked about it.
 Recently he gave me my belated Christmas gift-
what a surprise-
a big over head light, various sized trays and blocks for starting the seeds.
Hopefully, I can get everything started this weekend
and before you know it we'll be making fresh pesto and salsa!
Everyone's favorites.

If you're experiencing winter storms-stay safe and warm.
And, if your lucky to be in a warm climate-enjoy!

Take care.

Today I'm joining:



We have had so little snow in Chicago this year, that I am actually enjoying this storm. But spring ... oh yes, I am ready for it.


Anonymous said...

Great photos...such gorgeous flowers! What nursery did you visit...I'm from upstate NY as well. That's a great gift from your son. I can't wait to start planting as well...Spring can't get here soon enough!

My Little Home and Garden said...

The flowers are especially nice to see, there is some kind of storm heading this way later tonight. Good Luck with your seeds, Lynn!

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Lynn,
Oh just what you need at this time of year. I love visiting the local greenhouse and see all of their spring bulbs planted and just breath in the air. Beautiful photos!
Enjoy your gift, so sweet of him.
All the Best,

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a sweet gift! It's nice here in Florida but supposed to be cooler this weekend! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos..can't wait to see the herb garden.

Cindy said...

Ohhh, such lovely flowers, I love tulips!
What a thoughtful son you have, I look forward to seeing your resulting vegetables and herbs.
Have a good week. Cindy

meine Dinge ♥ Franka said...

Longing for spring!

Your flowers are beautiful!

♥ Franka

Rosemary said...

Lynn What a nice son! Enjoyed the flowers brighten a snowy day

Chel C said...

We are getting glimpses of spring over in the UK too. So lovely to actually see the sun today and the blossom appearing on the trees. Your shots of the flowers are so warming to see. From your newest follower. Chel

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Sounds like your son an friend know what you really like. Those blooms are beautiful - I am ready for Spring.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

That's just what I needed! My eyes are blinded by all of the white snow ;)

Jann Olson said...

Oh Lynn, a trip to a garden center is my favorite pick me up too! Your photos are stunning. Have fun playing with your new gift. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Henrietta Hassinen said...

What delightful spring flowers. Specially love Ranunculuses, my all time favorites. We got more tons of snow yesterday so no spring here:)

Debra @ Homespun said...

Lovely early glimpses! :)

Our Neck of the Woods said...

What gorgeous photos! Those tulips are so pretty. I can't wait til spring.

Visiting from Sunny Simple Sunday :)

Lisa Lynn said...

Beautiful! Found you on A Favorite Thing and I would love to have you share this on The Creative HomeAcre Hop today!

Claudia said...

So happy that Spring is around the corner! Your son sounds like a thoughtful guy - he somehow knew just what you needed!

Thanks so much for joining in this week!


Suffia said...

Your photos are all wonderful and gorgeous flowers too. Happy gardening and I wish you a beautiful Spring.


Cindy said...

What a fabulous gift from your husband and those photos of the flowers are so cheering! Thanks!
Hugs, Cindy

Georgianna said...

That sounds like such a lovely day out to welcome spring! Beautiful photos, too.

Good luck with the seed starts!


Julie said...

Thanks Lynn - such a sweet breath of spring. J

ketz said...

You would love visiting the local greenhouse and see all of their spring bulbs planted and just breath in the air.

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Brandi said...

Your pictures are all so pretty. Your son is so thoughtful. I hope your plants are growing well. Homemade salsa sounds delicious.