While running errands this morning, I stopped in at a local nursery for a birthday gift and - oh my goodness! The sun pouring in through the greenhouse roof, the earthy smell of the humid air and the riot of color all around me ...
What a balm for a winter-weary heart! Honestly, if you're in need of a shot of spring - seek out your nearest nursery stat. Ten minutes breathing in that warm, damp air - smelling that soil and greenery - it will do you wonders, I swear!
In addition to that aforementioned birthday gift, I took home a few primroses along with some pussy willow branches and - of all things, lol - a venus fly trap.
(If you're thinking that last item is for the boys, well you'd be right. Next week's botany lesson!)
Once home, I set the colorful plants in the kitchen windowsill (out of the cats' immediate reach).
And the pussy willows, nestled in a rustic brown vase, I placed in the library - in a bright window facing west.
We may be still very much in Winter's firm grasp, but we're jump-starting Spring in our hearts ... and our windows!
My friends, I hope you are all enjoying your weekend, and while I'm here I'd like to thank you again for all the wonderful laundry comments! I have some catching up to do - with your comments and my laundry! Also, I'm wondering - how's the weather where you are? Ours is just glorious - sunny and 50 degrees (plus!) here in New England ... however ... we must temper our excitement ... because next week looks to be frigid once again!
Ah, Winter. You are a wily one, that's for sure ...
Thanks again for stopping by, everyone ~ see you here again very soon!