Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Green Winter


















Winter came early this year. But it seems that Old Man Winter used up his snowflakes all at once because it's looking a lot like spring around here. In fact, things are so green that we've been graced with our first show of flowers.  

I caught sight of them from our bedroom window and still in my nightgown, decided to go outside and give them a proper welcome. 

Here's a small bouquet that I brought inside. For such little flowers, they have an amazingly strong fragrance. It's a fragrance very similar to that of gardenias.    

Here they are smiling after being in the warm house for a few hours. My friend Catherine told us that they are called  Snowdrops and bloom in early spring.  

Welcome sweet little Snowdrops. 

69 comments :

Rachel Murphy said...

WOW! You are so lucky! We are in the middle of a blizzard. I so wish I had beautiful flowers growing in my yard.

Rose H (UK) said...

They certainly are Snowdrops, my favourite early flower, and surprisingly there are lots of different ones! Enjoy the green and the lovely perfume.
Best wishes
Rose H

My Little Bungalow said...

How lovely! Snowdrops look pretty closed and open. Love the little vase too. Is it alabaster?

Enjoy your spring-like weather while much of the rest of the country is in the throes of winter.
Claudia

2littlehooligans said...

oh your so lucky, we are in the middle of a huge snow storm 20"+! im dreaming of those sweet smelling May flowers already.

Frog Hollow Farm Girl said...

Good morning! Such pretty flowers, I loved how you said they were smiling!! We have about 12 inches or more of store still on the ground and an ice storm today! No snowdrops in my garden yet - but hopefully sometime very soon! Ciao, bella.

kate said...

bonjour,c'est kate(le-calepin-de-kateblogspot.com
et oui c'est bien des perce-neige!!!elles sont beautiful,good day,see you later!

An Urban Cottage said...

I expect our snowdrops to bloom in July! How nice to see green!

Simply LKJ said...

Wow! I can't wait to see flowers blooming again. Those are beautiful.

Alyssa said...

Oh, I wish I could say the same for Boston, but not much luck! We have a bumper crop of snow! ;)Alyssa of Boston Bee

Alison said...

I haven'd seen any green in my neck of the woods since November. Sigh.

The snowdrops are lovely!

Inspire Me Heather said...

Our snowdrops are in bloom too. Around here they are the first signs of Spring, blooming before anything else. Have you seen the Martha Stewart snowdrops: http://www.marthastewart.com/article/crepe-paper-crocuses-and-snowdrops-how-to - they would be so cute to make!

Southern Lady said...

Enjoy your early spring! The snowdrops are lovely! Carla

pve design said...

Old man winter is here with all of your snowflakes....we are having a record winter, lots of snow, ice, and snow days....the 2nd one this week.
pve

-Kasey said...

Beautiful flowers. We went for a walk around the neighborhood the other day and started to notice Daffodils sprouting up everywhere and our Camellias bushes in the side yard are in full bloom with bright red flowers :)

ohiofarmgirl said...

You are so fortunate. We are in the midst of a winter storm with lots of ice and now snow. this is day 2 and still all roads and schools are closed. But we are enjoying out time together! Be blessed. Dianntha

The Mom said...

Oh my goodness! Snowdrops already? You are blessed indeed! And those babes, are they not the best harbinger of spring as they grow and change daily? Hope you are getting some modicum of rest!

Sarah at myyellowhouse said...

Lucky girl! We are buried knee deep in ice and snow and I'm aching to see some sun! Enjoy the green and flowers!

Natasha said...

Thank you for sharing images of my favorite flowers; Snowdrops! A little research will tell you that there are A LOT of variety here... They are so delicate and pretty!

Northern Light

just call me jo said...

Delightful. Those little buds would freeze here in AZ today.

Smileyisles said...

Just beautiful. We still have a layer of snow on the ground so I am jealous of your early spring!

Pondside said...

No snowdrops up here on the Island, but that's only because I forget every year to plant them. Crocuses are starting to pop up though, and I can see an inch of daffodil leaf pushing through the soil here and there. I love a green winter!

Julia said...

Those are beautiful! I am anticipating the day our flowers start to bloom, too. The snow is gone and the sun is shining...it might be soon:). Your two little ones are just precious.

~Julia

Heather K said...

Im so jealous. I live in Northwest Arkansas and just got 8 inches of snow on Tuesday. We wont go back to school until next week because its so cold. I will enjoy your beautiful flowers and wish for a quick spring.
Heather

Blair said...

oh. lovely:). I'm jealous- we're getting record snowfalls here in the Boston area. I can't wait to see the first sign of spring. Hope the babes are doing well!!

Blair

Sharon@Sharon at Home said...

It's a snow day here in Toronto. We just got a storm that started in Texas and has dumped all over the east. No Green in sight!

Gail said...

What sweet little blossoms! I'm glad you are enjoying a little break from the harshness of winter. North Texas, oddly enough, is in single digit temps and covered in sleet and ice! Ha!

P.S. How are you doing these days? Are the little ones sleeping better? How about you and hubby? Are you breast or bottle feeding?

LovesAllThingsVintage said...

love the shot of your feet...I love MY muck boots too! They've been hangin' in there for 7 years now, might be time to get a new pair:) Love your blog!

Erin*Sparkle&Hay said...

these just made my cold winter's day!

the growers daughter said...

Trina,

Thanks for sharing that little peak of spring you've been blessed with so early. Snowdrops are such pretty little flowers. And, they are so fragrant, which makes them even more of a welcome after a long winter. We are currently in the middle of a massive snow storm up here in Canada, and little things like this are gentle reminders that spring, and all it's loveliness, will be here very soon.

Hope all is well with you and your sweet babies.

- Maria
thegrowersdaughter.blogspot.com

sarah said...

oh, these are so cute! :) i can't wait for spring!!

Rhonda said...

Beautiful blooms! Thanks for sharing!

Andi's English Attic said...

Such a simple flower but so pretty and welcome. xx

Michelle B @ Park Avenue Tudor said...

Enjoy! We are so far from Spring here...it shows up mid May! We woke this morning to -35! expecting colder tonight. We moved to the Colorado Rockies from Astoria and days like this I miss the mild weather and all the green...enjoy the Pacific Northwest today for me!

Ami at A Sierra Home said...

Welcome, indeed! I, live out west,too and we are having (very unusual!) spring like weather here. It's usually very cold here this time of year. Guess the east and midwest are getting enough for everyone. Trina, I have a completely unrelated question: With regard to your countertops, what made you choose that material? Was that your first choice? I ask because we are just getting ready to begin a kitchen makeover and love your countertops, but was thinking of a mix of butcher block and something else like stone? If you had used something else, what would you have chosen? I so admire your taste and would love your opinion. Thank you. Take Care

Deborah said...

They are beautiful!!
What a precious surprise to unfold your day...

Deborah xo

Angela said...

They are beautiful, but you're killing us!! I long to see that green stuff under your feet!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

I know where all the snow is, it's in my yard on the MA/NH line! LOL!!! I'll gladly send you some! Hubby has been snow blowing for 2 hrs. after this last storm! He did snow blowing yesterday for 2 hrs. after the first storm, and they tell us there's another one on Saturday!

Lovely flowers, it's a sign of Spring!

designchic said...

So pretty...they make me smile!!

for the love of a house said...

green??? must go get my color wheel and look this up.... I do not remember "green";)

xoj.

JEN said...

Of COURSE Catherine knows what they're called. :)

Mary said...

Your photos are quite beautiful as is all of your blog. You've created a lovely spot for your readers to visit. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Rustic and White said...

I am so jealous! What darling little flowers that give us hope for better days to come. Thanks for sharing and brightening my day:o)
Carrie

Jenn A said...

I want to live where you live!!!!

Heaven's Walk - said...

I think I need to move.....We just endured a 24 hour blizzard here in Michigan. I would give anything to look out my window and see green grass and snowdrops! Lucky girl! They look so sweet in that little vase, too. :)

xoxo laurie

Camille @ The Vintique Object said...

How pretty! You are an amazing photographer -- I could practically eat that little alabaster(?) vase with snowdrops.

24 Corners said...

This has to be the most delicate little flower arrangement ever...so sweet and so worth a 'nighty' trip.
xo J~

pensjonat frua said...

I love spring and flowers!
In Norway its vinter and snow, you are lucky!

Holly Austin said...

I just recently purchased some tulips from the grocery store so I could be reminded that even though it doesn't look like spring, it will be here soon! So jealous that you have green grass and flowers! Enjoy :)

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Spring has sprung at the Country Farmhouse! How beautiful!

Jaime said...

So pretty!

Philigry said...

oh, they are so beautiful! It makes me long for our first spring days! Since I live in Maine, I think it will be a while!

Willow Decor said...

The snow drops are so lovely - I am buried in snow and so they are a welcome photo!
xx-Gina

Maria Killam said...

Lauren from Pure Style introduced me to your blog the other day so I immediately subscribed. This is my first post and how delightful it is!
I look forward to reading your blog and I'll add it to my blogroll (it would be great if you could add mine to yours :)
x
Maria
(Colour me Happy)

Party Resources said...

Could you send some spring to us? Boston is having an epic winter with piles of snow that won't melt til May!

lisaroyhandbags said...

How lucky for you to be blessed with pretty little spring blooms already! I can only wish... :)

Jean said...

So very lovely. I've never seen them before. Very jealous. :0)

ahomespunyear said...

I've just picked a few snowdrops out of the garden today...I think they're the first sign of spring!

Sherman Unkefer said...

Very lovely...I wish I had that beautiful flowers growing in my yard.

Design Elements said...

lucky you! happy weekend!

sandy said...

Oh my goodness. You are so lucky. We have 50 inches of snow in our yard, with 8 foot high snowbanks. I am sooooo envious!

Alice at Northeast Locavore said...

Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing!

VivaciousVegan said...

Trina, I wanted to let you know that I gave you the stylish blog award over at my blog!
I love your blog and it makes me happy to read it! I have an old farm house too and my husband and I are slowly redoing it together! This year we are repainting and redoing the floors. Anyway, congratulations!
Viv~

red ticking said...

oooohhh i am going to go investigate my garden this morning... in my raincoat! this is so darling... thank you trina... xoxo

Mary said...

We won't be seeing our snowdrops here in NJ for another month or so, especially since we have a lot of snow and ice on the ground right now. So thank you SO much for this lovely glimpse of spring!

Love your little alabaster vase, too! :)

1717 said...

Pretty snowdrops, I like it:o)and beautiful photos!
Greetings!
Magda

A Country Farmhouse said...

The vase is alabaster - found it in an old antique store for $5!

RAENOVATE said...

i am so jealous! it is still very much winter in NJ. i cannot wait for spring!

Jaclyn @ Cool Home Creations said...

Beautiful flowers! Your images are always so refreshing! I really enjoy your blog and have just nominated you for the ‘Stylish Blogger Award’. You deserve it … your blog is lovely! Should you choose to accept the award, you can read about how to do it as well as grab the button for your blog from my post: http://coolhomecreations.blogspot.com/2011/02/stylish-blogger-award.html

Thank you for your inspiration and congratulations!

xo,
Jaclyn

Gillian and Mark said...

This is a great picture!

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