Saturday, April 17, 2010

Shall we shimmy?

by June

This morning, we woke to an April shower. It was a S.N.O.W. shower. We did the only sensible thing; we stayed in bed with our books and trusted that even snow showers will bring May flowers. Early signs already abound...Full-bloom spring is shimmying this way.

new grass

bare-tree shadows

eager peas

kale that made it through the winter

a star magnolia

a bee finding the first blossoms

our favorite spring snow: the weeping cherry

Just in case you're in need of a good book to keep you cozy and happy during April showers, we recommend the ones that kept us happy this morning. I'm reading Major Pettigrew's Last Stand. Oh, how delicious it is! Fern is gobbling up The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs. Blossom is savoring every moment of Cheaper By the Dozen (even though her sister blurted out some of the highlights when she read it first).

Birch? you ask. What was he reading? He got up and made the coffee and ginger scones. Somebody had to!


Wren said...

Sleeting here this afternoon too. If it makes you feel any better, I didn't get dressed until 2pm today... Curled up with the fire and enjoyed the day. Lovely photos June!.. especially the weeping cherry. Lots-o-luck with your peas. Mine are off to a slow start..80 degree weather off and on over the past few weeks seems to slow them.

Anonymous said...

I know you must be about to explode with anticipation.

Bangchik and Kakdah said...

Even Kale is beautiful, as pretty as the weeping cherry. There is not a trace pf sadness in cherry's bloom for it to weep... ecstasy of colour!! ~bangchik

a tasteful garden said...

beautiful images! i especially love your weeping cherry... always been a favorite of mine.

A Friend Across the Miles said...

Gonna go look up "Major Pettigrew" - rumblings seem to abound over that book...

How your photos make me long for more Spring, although, slowly but surely, we're getting there...

...and Birch is sure welcome to travel over our way anytime... :)


The Cutting Edge of Ordinary said...

Can I just say again, so good to have you back and sharing your life with us and that husband of your! Wow, making you all scones. He's a keeper (but you knew that). Love from RI. Tell the chickens I was asking for them.

Magnolia Handspun said...

You guys are way ahead of us June.
We can't really plant anything untill late May, still snow on the mountains all around.
I miss seeing the beautiful Magnolia trees on the east the little bumble bee.

Jules is almost finished reading
Catcher in the rye and Auggie just finished The trumpet of the Swan, they are/did really enjoy them.
I had to laugh about your comment about the sewing machine. I have trouble with my German machinery too...not enough Fahrfernugen...hehe.

farmama sara said...

Hi June,
What beautiful spring images! Hooray that your kale made it through the winter! I bet you guys are excited to cook on that beautiful oven this summer. We are hoping to make a little clay oven soon! I hope you and yours are doing well!
Sending some love your way,

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said... had me at scones & coffee! Sounds delightful and as I am here listening to David Lanz, I can feel the sun on my face and smell the green growing wonder! Thanks for the respite this afternoon!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous garden shots! And thanks for the book recommendations. Always looking for something new to dig into!

tom | tall clover farm said...

June it's nice to know that even though I write this a coast away, others are sharing a spring chill (and still optimistic). My bulldogs have laid claim to heat registers and I've donned my ratty gardening sweater. Here's to warmer days!

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