Sunday, January 29, 2017

first daffodils

Drum roll.....the first daffodils are blooming! This is a very early variety called 'Rjenveld's Early Sensation.' I posted a photo of them blooming in the yard earlier. Today I decided to pick a few and bring them inside where I could enjoy them up close. The dark green foliage is camellia foliage I picked way before Christmas. It still looks good in another arrangement, and a stole a piece of it from that arrangement to use in this one.

winter aconite

I knew something was going to migrate into this vase if I left it on the windowsill long enough! Today I filled it with winter aconite, which has been blooming in the yard now for about a week. So cheery!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

oak leaf

I'm sure this little vase will draw something into it before the week is over, but, for now, I like it just sitting on this giant oak leaf I found along the Ashland Trolley Line this afternoon.

felt doll finds a habitat

This little felt doll, a gift from Rosanne Shalf, migrated to the windowsill last week. I think it's because she liked the colors!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

wedding bouquet

This is a bouquet my daughter made me as part of 50th wedding anniversary celebration last night. So pretty. And, oddly, it was full of colors I'd been enjoying on the cover of the spring McClure & Zimmerman catalog.  The flowers needed to get into water this morning, so I deconstructed the bouquet and displayed the flowers and catalog together on the windowsill. Crazy jazzy!

Saturday, January 7, 2017

geraniums in, icicles out

This was the view from bed this morning: geraniums blooming on the windowsill, snow and icicles outside.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Montreal windowsill

The weather outside was frightful, but the wine was so delightful... who cared if the poinsettia in the windowsill was dead!? Great Portuguese restaurant on St. Paul Street.