I love this time of year, seeing the trees budding out, flowers popping, waking up from their long winter's nap, robins returning the list goes on and on. This year especially I'm ready for green and warmer temperatures. Although the weather wasn't too terribly bad, it seemed like the longest winter ever. Did this winter bother you as much as it did me?
Once Springfinally decides to stick around I enjoy preparing the front porch, (more on that in a later post) and the patio outside my shop area. Both are greeting areas, a place of welcome, putting cozy touches here and there only adds to the ambiance.
HERE, way to early for our area to show of it's bountiful beauty. In March of last year, I used reds on the porch, you can see the photos HERE. I love the way blue and white makes me feel, so this year I got busy at the machine and have made a "ton" of pillows. I've pulled every pillow and form out of storage and have recovered them. To add a punch of color I chose the apple green. How can you not smile when you look at these colors together?
BACK I shared with you how many ferns I buy each year, this is where some of them make their summer home. All the urns are filled with their beauty. In the past they've worked well down here, fingers crossed that tradition will continue.
After looking at the pictures I might have to order in some apple green buffalo check, toile and paisley ribbons. I think the grapevine wreath could handle a bit more color. Funny how we look at our pictures after we take them and critique the heck out of them.
They're calling for frost in our area for the next couple of nights. Then onward and upward to upper 80's lower 90's by the middle of the week. The ferns will come back in this evening until Tuesday late afternoon, fingers crossed they'll be able to stay outside until late Fall.
Happy Mother's Day!