Don't you just love SPRING? All through town, I see the earth (finally!) waking up after what seemed like the never-ending winter. Don't get me wrong, winter's okay, for awhile, but I'm ready to move on and see some green grass and colors again!
But then I was surprised when I suddenly realized I've never planted daffodils in my yard. I see them blooming everywhere and I'm constantly saying, "Oh look, the daffodils are blooming". But I've never actually planned ahead and popped a few of these bulbs in the ground in the fall. Hmm, now that I think about it I suppose that's not completely true. My mom's neighbor was pulling all of her bulbs out of her yard (What? I know, right?) and throwing them out a few years ago. We snatched a few, thinking they were daffodils. The next year the green leaves came up, looked great, but no flowers. I figured I either planted them too deep or they need an extra year before they bloomed. Then later in the summer I noticed something pink out back by the little fence we have in the corner of our back yard. I ventured out to investigate and SURPRISE! Yes, they were surprise lilies, not daffodils. Ahem, apparently this is the perfect name for them.
I was so happy a few of my tulips bloomed again this year. These are the bulbs I brought back from Holland a couple of years ago. Sad to say, about a dozen of them were eaten by what I'm seriously suspecting was a mole. His tunnel ran right through the corner where they were planted. I suppose he noticed they were imported :).
And thinking of color, I thought I'd share what I see during a typical day of painting. Kind of a mess, I know, but in a good way. (Is there such a thing as a good mess? Mom?) I noticed this the other day and pulled out the always-just-in-reach camera. I can't remember what I was painting, but I'm sure it was colorful!
Have a Happy Easter!