Sunday, 21 February 2010

Longing for Spring

The cold weather continues. The ground is frozen........I have achieved very little in the garden.
I need to see bees and bugs and things.

I need the sun on the back of my neck as I weed a border.


I need to hear the drone of a bumble.
I need colour.........
Blue skies would be nice, with a big yellow ball.


26 comments:

Cheryl said...

I shall be away for the next week....will be in touch on my return.

Hope you all have a bright and sunny week.....

Lisa at Greenbow said...

AMEN to needing color etc. We have had a couple of really warm days. The snow is gone except in the shadiest parts of the garden. I actually saw a few mosquitoes. UGH... Have a great week. I hope you are off having fun in the sun.

Liz said...

Hi Cheryl,

I think the whole of the UK and even the US will agree with you when they wish for blue skies, that yellow thing in the sky and colour...

I hope you have a wonderful week, and come back refreshed and thoroughly relaxed and ready to work in the garden! :)

Dan said...

If you had seen the thawing snow on the hemlock (the one I thought was cow parsley until I got your present) this morning, the birds feasting on apples and oat flakes and a crazy Jack Russell tearing around in the snow you wouldn't be wishing away winter so fast! (Why do camera batteries go flat at the wrong moment?)
Dan
-x-

beckie said...

Cheryl, we are having rain-at least for now and hopefully it won't turn into snow. It has been a long, long winter for so many of us! Your photos of bees and flowers are a welcome sight. It's fun to remember what they looked like. :)

Have a great holiday and enjoy some quiet time.

Rose said...

Oh, I agree, Cheryl! It is dreary here, too, with a little snow, then rain, all with cloudy, gray skies. Your photos are a welcome respite from the gloom outside. Spring will come...but soon, I hope!

Enjoy your week away!

Wendy said...

Oh Cheryl, your photos are spectacular! I love the colours of your flowers and the bees doing what bees do! You really have a good eye.

February is almost done. March around the corner.

Have a wonderful week. Will miss you.

Amy said...

Cheryl, A great choice of a week to be away! Spring is coming, it always does!

Q said...

I so enjoyed these photographs. Thank you! They are gorgeous.
The memories of bees, butterflies and bright colors gives me hope.
Enjoy your time away.
Spring will come soon and the bees will once again cheer us.
Happy Sunday safari!
Sherry

ShySongbird said...

Oh yes, Cheryl! Sunshine, warmth and blue skies is what we all need and all the flowers, birds and insects that come with them...the sooner the better now.

We have had more snow, what a Winter it has been but your lovely photos are a wonderful reminder of better things to come.

I hope you have a very enjoyable break and that you see some blue skies and sunshine :)

Racn4acure said...

I am ready for spring as well, Cheryl. We did have a spring like weekend, and most of our snow finally melted. And I saw my first daffodil shoots! So it is coming. Enjoy the day! Art

NCmountainwoman said...

Thank you for this beautiful taste of spring.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Hi Cheryl, my computer crashed just as I hit send comment. Hope it went thru. If not, just wanted to say I'm wishing for an early spring too.
Marnie

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

We had about 8 inches of snow overnight (yay!), which has melted into a big mushy mess (boo!). Colors and bugs are a long way off yet here. Have fun on your week away.

marmee said...

i so know what you are saying...i need at least green. we had two sunny days and they were heaven but now all gloomy and overcast with rainy moments. yuck.
i shall be thinking of you this week and hoping for an early spring arrival for the both of us.
happy february.

Gail said...

This seems like the longest, coldest, grayest winter...and I so wish for those same sights and sounds and feelings! It's why I spend more time in the photo archives then usual. it's beautiful among the memories...gail

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

I think everyone is looking forward to Spring. It always hold such promise. In the meantime, we can enjoy your beautiful photos to give us a hint of what we have to look forward to.

Enjoy your time away, and come back safe and rested.

FIONA said...

What beautiful pictures.

I love the lazy buzz of bees in the herb garden. When I go out to snip a few herbs for dinner or a salad.

It will be a month or so before our snow is gone, so I'll enjoy your flowers and bees today.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Cheryl,
What beautiful photos. I'm also longing for spring. Can't wait for it to come.

CIELO said...

Oh but spring has already visited your world.... there's so much life and color going on there! Here in this part of the world is skill pretty much bleak.... ;) Soon though!

It's been nice seeing you, dear Cheryl....

cielo

Gloria said...

Love these pictures. I' have been looking at pictures of flowers and bees lately thinking the garden will soon be thriving again.

Naturegirl said...

Cheryl I too long to feel the sun on my back..soon we'll see color under the winter thaw.Soon the bugs and blooms shall return making our hearts sing!!
waiting like you..anna

Stone Art said...

Wow, lovely photos. This seems to be the longest winter ever.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Cheryl,
These are lovely photos. I love the beautiful flowers. I'm also longing for spring, sunshine, and for the flowers to bloom. I'm tired of the snow and cold weather.
Have a great week.

Gail said...

me, too Cheryl, I've been in a huge blue funk from the constant cold and rainy weather and have fallen behind in even visiting dear friends (sorry).
I want to feel warm again, smell the scents on the breeze and hear the bees buzzing happily as they visit plants. Hoping it happens soon, xxgail

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Cheryl,
I hope you're feeling better. What beautiful photos of the flowers. I just love the first daffodil of spring. Our jonquils are beginning to bloom, and how exciting to see spring finally coming!