Friday, March 31, 2006

Happy Spring!

The sun streams in our windows so early, I've been waking at 5:15 most mornings. Our guests arrive a week from today. So much to do!

I did take a moment to walk outside and clip some of our last spring flowers: the aging lilacs which barely bloom and the daffodils which peaked too soon. I could have worked in the yard for hours and not noticing the passing of a single minute.

The individual cuttings looked scraggly at first, but combined in a thrift store container, make a sweet-smelling basket for a friend. Don't you just love springtime?

Therefore if any man [be] in Christ, [he is] a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. --2 Corinthians 5:17

8 comments:

melanie said...

How beautiful! Everything down here is still brown and dead(and we live in Florida!) It is so nice to see something so spring-y! You really are talented!

Frugal Homemaker said...

Those flowers are beautiful!

Terri said...

What a beautiful gift! You are so talented, Meredith!

Anonymous said...

Hi Meredith,

I have been following your blog since the Dollar Stretcher article that you wrote. I just want to say that you are extremely creative. I love all your ideas and admire your thriftiness. Have you ever arranged flowers professionally? If not, you should look into that someday as a possible home-based business.

Nancy, AL

stephanie said...

I recognize that! It is sitting on my desk right now and I am so enjoying it. :) It was really fun meeting you although I'm sorry my little was such a stinker! :) Of course, she dozed off as soon as I got her in the car. :)

AnnMarie said...

LOL I had to laugh when you said these were the *last* of your spring flowers. My first few bulbs are just peeking their new growth out of the soil. I've been counting them every day this week and there still aren't even a dozen and none are more than 2" high.....

Meredith said...

AnnMarie, I guess I really meant "the early spring flowers." Here the star magnolia and forsythia are dying down, the daffodils bloomed too early due to a warm February, and our lilac and redbud tree were too old and diseased to put out many flowers.

Luckily I planted a ton of tulips which are just now poking their heads out, and there are signs of life in the perennial bed by the mailbox. Just not for a while yet...

Meredith said...

Stephanie, I had to bring you a token of thanks for passing along all those darling little newborn outfits! Had so much fun sorting through them when I got home. Hard to believe I'll be holding something that tiny in a couple more months : )