Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Making Spring

The weather here is getting a bit warmer, but the wind continues.  According to the forecast we will have one more week similar to today - grey, windy, low 50 degree temperatures and then jump up to the 70's.  I hope they're right, but the steady grey-ness was really getting me down, so I decided to take matters into my own hands and create a little corner of color to trick me into thinking that it was indeed spring.  Local stores have been stocking pansies and since they're a hardy flower that can usually withstand the light frost that is most assuredly still to come I decided to plant some outside our front door.
I see these everytime I come down the stairs and it lifts my spirits a bit to see that bright yellow and violet standing strong.

Come on, Spring!!


  1. Would you mind to come plant some for me? I haven't made it to a garden center yet, and that is unheard of for me at this time of year!

  2. i know how you feel. It's still bitterly cold here but there has been a little sunshine and our daffodils, crocuses, hellebores and primroses are getting going really well, which is so cheering.

  3. We seem to be having a late spring this year here, too. I checked late this afternoon and see that the daffodils are up but I don't know when they'll bloom.... Your pansies look lovely. They are one of my favorite flowers.