It’s Spring!

DSC_0039-1024x685It’s Spring!! At least the calendar says it’s Spring.

The weather….not so much in these parts. And, to me, Spring means the Cherry Blossoms in Washington, D.C. This was a tough year for the cherry blossoms, as half of them were almost fully bloomed when Stella rolled through town. But, all is not lost. The latest from the National Weather Service is that the peak will be later this week, March 23-26th.

My boys are currently on Spring Break, which is when I was able to capture these photos of fully blooming cherry blossoms in D.C. a number of years ago. We haven’t been back since and need to plan a revisit. We never saw the White House and the Washington Monument was under repair, so those are the things we’d really like to do.

But, being there when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom…would be the most magical of all. So, for those of you can’t get there in person…these are for you!DSC_0044-685x1024 DSC_0047-1024x685 DSC_0071-1024x685 DSC_0072-1024x685 DSC_0073-1024x685Happy Spring, everyone! It’s time for things to start blooming!

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Charming Little Flower Shop

Last week, I stumbled into the most charming little flower shop in New Canaan, CT. Storybook, really. The shop itself was adorable, but I noticed that their floral arrangements had a little more whimsy than what I’ve been seeing lately. Their fresh cut flowers beckoned to be bundled up and hurried home. 

Even the displays were artful and thoughtful. And, reams of beautiful ribbons begging to be tied onto packages. 

I’m just outside their delivery area, but I think it would be worth the drive to visit EarthGarden again!

And, a quick reminder to register for the amazing give away I’m hosting with shop keeper extraordinaire and now author, Ted Watson Kennedy! I’ve got another stellar give away planned for Friday!

Here’s to spring blooms!