Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Summoning Spring Within

She waits for temperatures to rise, for the deep snow in her garden to melt and reveal the rich dark earth of her outdoor sanctuary.  She waits for sunlight to warm the quiet southern alcoves in the garden where snowdrops, hyacinths, daffodils, crocus and tulips make their homes, waiting patiently underground to rise up and bloom in all the colors of the rainbow.

She waits for the great geese to come home and fill the northern skies with their songs of returning, for the eastern Ontario highlands to come to life, wildflowers carpeting the woodland and old hills wherever she walks (or rather lurches).

On a snowy morning in late March, she just has to do something so she goes off to a local nursery, returning home a while later with bunches of hyacinths in blue and purple, tulips in flaming orange, apricot and bright pink.

From their place in a sunny south facing window, the blooms fill the little blue house with their vibrant hues and heady perfume.   If only she could share their color and fragrance with you this morning - absolutely sumptuous.

7 comments:

Marsha said...

After reading this, late at night where I am, I really think I did smell these beauties.

Tabor said...

Our snow is gone, my daffodils are blooming, but I still think I should go to the nursery like you and bring in some old color. what a lovely idea.

Pienosole said...

Thank you for sharing! It has helped me on this gray, foggy morning. :-)

Marcie said...

What a gorgeous dose of color!

What in the World said...

Absolutely stunning! Thank you Cate, for this beautiful gift of tulips and hyacinths for our souls!

Mystic Meandering said...

They almost look edible! :) Scrumptious mangoes, maybe a bit of watermelon, and something deliciously grape tasting... LOLOLOL... My imagination has been sparked by such beauty...

Barbara R. said...

A worthy photo to become a desktop image for someone or another. How delicious, as others have said. Imagining the scents is fun. Thanks!