“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
Robert Frost

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Spring Awakes

Our winter was almost non existent. The first snow was in December and we had but a mere 2 inches of snow in February. It seems like we're almost 3 weeks ahead of schedule as far as the weather goes, the grass has even greened up in spots. So even though we may still see some late snow storms, I'm already thinking about Spring!


What do I think of in Spring? Well Bunnies of course, and in this case they are a variety of Easter Bunnies depicted in these vintage cards. I never knew the Easter bunny was so talented!







And what goes with bunnies you may ask? Well flowers of courses!  In my garden the blood root are starting to bloom and I'm seeing the scillia pushing up shoots and soon they'll be showing their cheerful blue colors.



Speaking of flowers, I came across two gorgeous vintage books of wildflowers. They're in my shop now, here's a peek!

The first is
 
Wild Flowers - Matthias Hermann - First Edition 1973 - Botanical Illustrations - Vintage Collectible - Hardcover with Dust Jacket 
 Wild Flowers - Matthias Hermann - First Edition 1973 - Botanical Illustrations - Vintage Collectible - Hardcover with Dust Jacket






This next one is a large book and weighs about 5 pounds!

Wild Flowers of the World, A Thousand Beautiful Plants, Painted by Barbara Everard, Text by Brian Morley, First Edition 1970

Wild Flowers of the World,  A Thousand Beautiful Plants, Painted by Barbara Everard, Text by Brian Morley, First Edition 1970 


I hope you're all well and will try and visit your blogs as soon as possible. It' been a very difficult couple of months for me, but I'm trying to get back into the swing of things!

So tell me, what's blooming in your gardens now?

~~ Diane ~~


13 comments:

  1. I've always adored rabbits so Easter is one of my favourite holidays, of course! Happy Spring, Diane! We didn't have a particularly hard winter either. I only had to plug my car in for about 2 weeks total.

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  2. Nice cards and pretty flowers. It's definitely spring here with crazy day-to-day swings in the weather!

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  3. Beautiful flowers and illustrations! What a gorgeous welcome to Spring! And the music is lovely!

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  4. Dear Diane, it’s lovely to see a new post from you, but I’m sorry to read you’ve had a difficult couple of months. I hope some spring sunshine, and lots of flowers will help to put things right. I love the Easter cards and the books, and your garden flowers are very pretty. Blood root is such a funny name for such a beautiful white flower, is it safe to assume the roots are red? Have a lovely spring and perfect Easter. Hugs Barbara x

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  5. so glad that your spring is there to cheer you up my friend!
    loved the flowers from your garden lovely white and gorgeous blues.
    loved the art painting you displayed throughout your post ,they are so beautiful!

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    1. Thank you to all my blog friends for cheering me up with your visits! The sun is shining today, and I think I heard a frog calling, so there are many things to be thankful for!

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  6. 5 pounds??? Wow, that is sure some book!
    So happy to see you back Diane! I have missed you!
    We just got another bad snow storm today! But, I think by sunday, the snow will be all gone! I think that's it for this year! LOL! So nothing blooming yet for me!!
    Big Hugs to you and the fur babies!!

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  7. I forgot to say LOVE the vintage cards!!!

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    1. Thanks Stacy! We're supposed to get rain this weekend. So far no now in the forecast! Hope your snow melts soon!

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    2. Still some snow!! But, I think by tuesday it will be gone! Big Hugs!

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  8. Spring is my favourite season of the year. All the wonderful awakenings...oh that makes me happy. Our winter was very mild until March rolled in. It turned out to be a terrible month and it packed quite a bit of winter in it. I'm hoping April turns out really nice.

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  9. Dear Diane - been missing you. Hope you are doing better. Your vintage cards are adorable...don't you just love Easter? I know I do. Have a super day. P.S. those botanical books look like my kind of reading!! Hugs

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  10. I have learned that strawberry plants are nearly indestructible. They have survived snow, ice, hail, interminable rain, and drought. So they are in my garden at the moment.

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Thank you for leaving a comment! I do read them all and will try to respond if I'm able. Please know that all comments are appreciated, I love to hear your thoughts on my posts! ~ Diane