Evolution of my Rhododendron

I know talking about the weather gets boring, and I also know that there are far worse issues in the world, but in my area of New York, Spring is still limping along. It’s a whopping 57 degrees today…?! Reaching for a pair of white pants still feels wrong even though it’s June. Our flowers JUST bloomed. Thought you might enjoy the evolution of this rhododendron….


Color Inside…Cold Outside

While our temperatures have remained in the 40’s with sun only one day 😦 in a week, my family brightened Mother’s Day with these several flowers that I’m still enjoying! We had friends over on Sunday as well, who spoiled me too with these lovely colors.

Oh yes, and my kids know how to reach their Mama’s heart….sponge candy!

Small Signs of Spring

This mornings air is 44-degrees crisp, the sky is gray and the smell of cold rain through my cracked kitchen window makes me want to bake an apple pie. It feels like a lovely October day (sigh). While I love autumn, we northeasterners are craving warmth. Having traveled to a few different states in the last four weeks, God forgive me but I’m quite envious of every state south of New York. Even our close neighbors in Pennsylvania have far more life growing from the ground and trees than we do.

While Spring is still struggling, some welcome greens and sprouting flowers give hope that warmth is on the way. Even those pesky dandelions are giving me reason to smile this May day.

VA vs. NY Weather

Virginia Wins!

Being in Virginia last weekend was awesome for many reasons. A real bonus was the weather. Warmth, sun and Spring blossoms everywhere were glorious. We came home to snow…seen in the final photos. Ick.

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Stargazer Lilies

I was wandering around for hours oblivious to the fact that my nose and chin were covered in an orange-yellow hue from sticking my face in these flowers! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the fragrance of stargazer lilies. My daughter narrowed her eyes at me and asked, “when did you get all bruised on your face?” 🙂