Friday, March 14, 2014

Let's talk about spring baby!

Let's dwell on springy things!


Spring is ...





Green! Fresh! Floral! 


The sun is out here in Houston and in the warm dirt bulbs are pushing through. I've been checking the flower bed and after a bit of cold rain last weekend, POP! Green tender shoots peeking up through the mulch.

Soon the smell of honeysuckle and cut grass will fill the yard. 
Ahhh, I love it.
My little girls (who aren't this little any more! Sniff,sniff) and my yard last spring.

And I can't talk about spring without mentioning Texas storms. Scary, exciting and dramatic. Oh how I love a nice afternoon thunderstorm. You can smell it moving in. The roiling clouds make such beautiful and mesmerizing shows in the southern skies. And then when the storm passes it feels like everything has been washed and refreshed. The sky is so clear, the birds all come out to play and the greenery perks up. I just love lazy spring days ending in showy thunderstorms.

Here is a pic of a Texas stormy sky from last spring...



I just had to rearrange the hutch in my office and get out the jadeite. I feel the need today to be surrounded by bright sunny colors and sunlight.



Is it warm yet where you are? What is it you look forward to in the spring?

~Linsey

25 comments:

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

I'm pretending Spring is here in Michigan today. Even though two days ago we woke to a fresh 3 inches of snow. Today it is in the mid 40's and I have some windows open and have been doing some much needed dusting and vacuuming. Tomorrow we are back in the 20's I believe. Oh well, we take what we can here! Nice collection of jadeite, so Springy!

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

I'm pretending Spring is here in Michigan today. Even though two days ago we woke to a fresh 3 inches of snow. Today it is in the mid 40's and I have some windows open and have been doing some much needed dusting and vacuuming. Tomorrow we are back in the 20's I believe. Oh well, we take what we can here! Nice collection of jadeite, so Springy!

Rita C. said...

Love your jadeite, Linsey - I collect it, also. We have a nice sunny, breezy day here in WV today - my daffodil buds are swelling, but probably won't bloom until next week. Love those first blooms in my annual beds!

Blondie's Journal said...

This is such a sweet post, Linsey! I love when spring really gets here (it will be awhile yet for those of us in the upper Midwest). Love your jadeite, such a great collection!

XO,
Jane

chateau chic said...

I'm loving your charming hutch, Linsey! And it does look so springy with your wonderful collection of jadeite.
I have a feeling spring is going to arrive a little later this year in Virginia because of our cold winter.
Mary Alice

White Lace and Promises said...

I love the green jadeite. It looks like Spring there for sure. I'll take the sunshine of those babies anyday!

debi rosin said...

Here in Montana we have spring as well. . . The snow (10+inches) all melted in a matter of days. . . considering we had it on the ground for several months. . . I was glad to see it go. . . but under the snow was green grass. . . not common here. I walked around the yrd lookin at flower beds (stalling from pickin up dog poop)and there is signs of life everywhere. I have lilies, daisies, lavender, holly hocks and columbine all showing signs of green. . . Yeahhhhhh. . . it was a tough winter. . . now we have flooding state wide :(

Happy Spring, Linsey. . .

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh I hope spring comes your way soon, you descibed it so perfectly and in such a lovely way. I love your images of spring and of your lovely Little girls too! Your hutch with all that lovely green jadeit it's awesome!
Hugs,
FABBY

BlueClearSky Elizabeth said...

Such a pretty display of your Jadeite and a lovely Spring look. We are still deep in snow and just got 15 cm more this week. Ugh! Enough already.

Kristen said...

It felt like Spring today but it's supposed to snow tomorrow here in Louisville.

Kristen said...

It felt like Spring today but it's supposed to snow tomorrow here in Louisville.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

We have had a few days with sun and temps in the 60's! I am working in the yard--cleaning the decks and planting flowers. I love all seasons but spring is my favorite!

Adina Johnson said...

Linsey, your jadeite collection is beautiful along with your paintings. We have had some warmer days in the low 70s here in SC but they have only been teases. I love the spring bulb flowers and acres of peach trees in full pink bloom. Have a great weekend.

Aunt Ruthie said...

Love, Love, Love this Linsey Lou!! Oh my what a fab collection of jadeite!! I have a few pieces now I want more! HeeHee! I too am sooooo ready for Spring!!! Warm sunshine, trees with green leaves, flowers, fireflies, lazy days sipping sweet tea on the front porch!!! Hey I gave you a shout out on Facebook darlin'! Love ya!!
Ruthie Lou!

Helen said...

Love your Jadeite - and the music! I feel like I've found another kindred spirit. BTW, Aunt Ruthie Lou sent me. I'll be a follower from now on. :)

curlyrose49 said...

Love your sweet collection of Jadeite. I think I found a new blog to visit and by the way Aunt Ruthie Lou sent me over from facebook :) Here in Ca we are going to be in the high 80's all weekend long.

Becca said...

It's trying to feel like Spring here, but Winter just wants to hang on! I absolutely love your jadeite collection ... gorgeous. And, your artwork is beautiful!

Revi said...

Charming, Linsey! Very spring-ish.
Nice collection, too.

Relyn Lawson said...

You have created a perfect, springy display. Thank you for the smile. Can you please tell me who the artist is of the paintings with your jadeite? Thanks.

Chris said...

Hi Lynsey, we are still waiting for spring but it seems to elude us. What a nice idea to bring out your beautiful jadeite, that must have cheered you up. I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. I have been having trouble with GFC and if I am already following you, and you following me, please forgive me. If not, please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
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manuela carvalho said...

Lovely! Love it... Manuela

La Petite Gallery said...

Being from Houston, I can remember a spring day, with Meadow larks. Here on the coast of Maine we are getting ready for another Snow storm Wed.
I used to have a Vaseline collection, and still love Celedon.
Beautiful collection. Enjoy the
Texas weather, it is 5 degrees this morning.. yvonne

Jody and Stan said...

I love your Spring post! Beautiful photos too!
Hugs,
Jody

Art and Sand said...

Your jadeite collection is gorgeous.

We laugh because we had no winter in southern California and now that spring has arrived we have had cool, gray days on the coast instead of hot and sunny. Go figure!

WordsandMusic said...

Love this post! Who did the Jadite paintings? You?

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