Wednesday, February 2, 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 :

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

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  2. 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

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  3. 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

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

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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!

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

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

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  9. 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

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

    The snowdrops are lovely!

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  11. 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!

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  12. Enjoy your early spring! The snowdrops are lovely! Carla

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  13. 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

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  14. 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 :)

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  15. 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

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  16. 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!

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

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  18. 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

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

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

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  21. 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!

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  22. 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

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  23. 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

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  24. 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

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  25. 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!

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  26. 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?

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  27. 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!

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  28. these just made my cold winter's day!

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  29. 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

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

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  31. Beautiful blooms! Thanks for sharing!

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  32. Such a simple flower but so pretty and welcome. xx

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  33. Michelle B @ Park Avenue TudorFebruary 2, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    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!

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  34. 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

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

    Deborah xo

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

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  37. 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!

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  38. So pretty...they make me smile!!

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

    xoj.

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

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  41. 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

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  42. 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

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  43. I want to live where you live!!!!

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  44. 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

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

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

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

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  48. 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 :)

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  49. Spring has sprung at the Country Farmhouse! How beautiful!

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  50. 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!

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

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  52. 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)

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

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

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

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

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

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  58. 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!

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  59. 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~

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

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  61. 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! :)

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

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

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

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  65. 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

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