Sunday, January 22, 2006

Heart's Ease

I found a pair of pansy blossoms peeking out of a planter box on my deck this morning, coaxed from their winter's rest by the unseasonably warm weather we've had lately. It's quite chilly today, so they may regret having shown their colors so soon; they look a bit worse for the wear.

I wish I had seen them yesterday, when surely they would have been fresh-faced in the balmy (for January) 60 degree temperatures. I was too busy cleaning to take notice of them.

Heart's Ease. Surely a sign that things are looking up!

8 comments:

paxromano said...

It's such a tease when these things happen; next week the poor things might be covered in snow!

MissMagnoliaThunderpussy said...

You see darling, this just goes to show you that we thrive in any weather! ;)

Merci said...

Pax,
Good thing Heart's Ease is pretty hardy.

Miss Magnolia,
Even the most fragile blossoms make a comeback eventually!

Virginia Gal said...

Very pretty flowers, nice way to start the week!

Maidink said...

We have buds all over our trees out front. And it's rainy/chilly today. I know our trees are saying, "Oh, this so sucks."

Merci said...

Virginia Gal-
Yes,it was a nice Sunday surprise!

Maidink-
I know, the poor trees. I hope we don't get a deep freeze after this. Might make for a blah spring.

Life at Star's Rest said...

Hi Merci - thanks so much for the visit and thoughts. Love the pansy photo...we are still a long way from seeing flowers here in New Mexico. Last year we had several feet of snow here in April and more into May. We are in such a drought state now we can only hope for that this year! We have friends in PA who visited Sante Fe once and said they thought it looked like going to Mars...to us your part of the country is so green it is claustraphobic and our eyes miss the broad vistas of New Mexico.

Thanks!

Merci said...

Life at Star's Rest-

Thank you for stopping by! We live in the woods about a mile from the coast, so we see a variety of landscapes and weather conditions.

New Mexico sounds fascinating. The arid conditions would be alien to us, given the salty air and high humidity we experience this close to the coast. The humidity is too much for us sometimes, making everything we touch feel wet.