Drenched in Daffodils

DSC_0264The sun has finally come out to play! We are warming up and the daffodils have bloomed just in time for Easter. Yellow is everywhere between the daffodils, which are mainly in our back yard and in the front pots, and the forsythia. You can see the tulips starting to come up, but they won’t bloom for another 2 to 3 weeks. No complaints here, though….Spring has finally sprung!DSC_0275DSC_0267 DSC_0268DSC_0278 DSC_0271 DSC_0273 DSC_0277 DSC_0279Hoping it’s sunny and bright for you this weekend and happy Easter to those who celebrate!

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Hares by Caroline Reehl Boykin

blue+hare+36x60+caroline+boykinWith Easter on it’s way, I wanted to share with you one of my favorite bunny artists, Caroline Reehl Boykin. Actually, Caroline says her paintings are hares and I can see the difference. These are less cutesy and more sophisticated and strong. Either way…I love them!

Even better, Caroline and her collection of hares were recently featured in Elle Decor for an Easter “bunny” themed brunch. The combination of art and entertaining is inspiring, as many of us prepare to set tables of our own this week. easter-brunch-1-1490987270 easter-brunch-2-1490987397Stare+Hares+24x36+Caroline+Boykin easter-brunch-3-1490987897Playful+Hares+30x30+Caroline+Boykin-1 easter-brunch-5-1490987366Caroline+Boykin+Easter+Brunch+2Caroline+boykin+Easter+Brunch+8Caroline+Boykin+Easter+Brunch+9Caroline+Boykin+Easter+Brunch+11Caroline+Boykin+Easter+Brunch+17After seeing this beautiful brunch, I think I’d better hop to it for Easter!

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photogrpahy: Anna Routh

7 Years of Pretty Pink Tulips

IMG_6104-1024x1024Time sure does fly when you’re having fun. 1,237 posts and 7 years to be exact. That’s how long ago I started this blogging adventure…when one of my sons was in elementary school and the other in Pre-K. Now, they are in high school and middle school. They’re growing up and I guess, so am I.

9 years ago, I decided to plant pink tulip bulbs in the front and side of the house and see how they looked. They became one of my favorite parts of Spring. And, I’ve enjoyed sharing them with you.

Just like a lot of us change hairstyles, my house has gone through some changes. After tearing off deteriorating shutters, I just left them off for a while and painted the door light green. Then, we renovated, added on and I put black shutters on the house and painted the door a glossy black. We lost our beautiful crab apple trees that had stunning hot pink blossoms. We added pear blossom trees and the arbor gate. The window boxes and pots usually vary each year. Everything is up for grabs except the tulips. They have been a constant.

I’m actually thinking about planting something different next year. A different color tulip. Perhaps alliums. I’m still deciding. But, in the meantime, here’s a look over the past 8 years of pretty pink tulips.DSC_0006 DSC_0010 DSC_0015 DSC_0034 DSC_0037 DSC_0051 DSC_0172 DSC_0174 DSC_0180 DSC_00271 DSC_02021 IMG_3391-768x1024 IMG_5939-768x1024 IMG_6087-768x1024

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IMG_8815-768x1024 IMG_8851-1024x768 IMG_8852-768x1024Thank you for joining me on this journey over the past 7 years. A lot has happened – to all of us – but it’s nice to know there are some constants. In my case, it’s pretty pink tulips. They’ll be blooming again soon.

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